the center of public attention, interest, observation, or notoriety:
He seems fond of the limelight.
the limelight, a position of public attention or notice (esp in the phrase in the limelight)
1826, popular name for Drummond light, a brilliant light created by the incandescence of lime (n.1); adopted for lighthouses and later for the Victorian stage, where it illuminated the principal actors, hence the figurative sense of “on stage, at the center of attention” (1877).
noun, Pharmacology. 1. .
- Lim ems
Expanded Memory Specification
[lahy-muh n] /ˈlaɪ mən/ noun, plural limens, limina [lim-uh-nuh] /ˈlɪm ə nə/ (Show IPA) 1. (def 4). [li-mahn, -man] /lɪˈmɑn, -ˈmæn/ noun, Geology. 1. a muddy lagoon, marsh, or lake near the mouth of a river behind part of the delta and more or less protected from open water by a barrier or spit. 2. […]
- Limen insulae
limen insulae limen in·su·lae (ĭn’sə-lē’, -syə-) n. The transitional band located between the anterior portion of the gray matter of the island of Reil and the posterior perforated substance, formed by a narrow strip of olfactory cortex.