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Definition of highlight
1an outstanding part of an event or period of time:he views that season as the highlight of his career
) the best parts of a sporting or other event edited for broadcasting or recording:he never watches TV highlights of games he has umpired
2a bright or reflective area in a painting, picture, or design.
) a bright tint in the hair, especially one produced by bleaching or dyeing.
verb (highlights, highlighting, highlighted) [with object]
1pick out and emphasize:the issues highlighted by the report speakers at the conference highlighted additional problems faced by women with AIDS make visually prominent:a vast backdrop with the colorful logo highlighted with lasers mark with a highlighter:a photocopy with sections highlighted in green 2create highlights in (hair).