highlight etymology

English word highlight comes from English light, English high

Detailed word origin of highlight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
light English (eng) Carrying little. (curling) A stone that is not thrown hard enough. (in the plural, now, rare) Facts; pieces of information; ideas, concepts.. (informal) A cross-light in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.. (painting) The manner in which the light strikes a picture; that part of a picture which represents those objects upon which the light is supposed to fall; the more illuminated part of [...]
high English (eng) To hie; to hasten. In a pitch of great frequency.. In or at a great value.. In or to an elevated position. (obsolete) Thought; intention; determination; purpose. (acoustics) Acute or shrill in pitch, due to being of greater frequency, i.e. produced by more rapid vibrations (wave oscillations).. (baseball, of a ball) Above the batter's shoulders.. (card games) Greater in value than other [...]
highlight English (eng) (cosmetology) A strand or spot of hair dyed a different color than the rest.. An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.. An especially significant or interesting detail or event. (transitive) To be a highlight of.. (transitive) To dye (part of the hair) a different color than the rest.. (transitive) To make prominent; emphasize.. (transitive) To [...]

Words with the same origin as highlight

Descendants of high
hi hijack