That part of the stage upon which the limelight as cast, usually where the most important action is progressing or where the leading player or players are placed and upon which the attention of the spectators is therefore concentrated. Hence, consspicuous position before the public; as, politicians who are never happy except in the limelight.
- A focus of public attention.
- An early type of stage light in which lime was heated to incandescence producing brilliant illumination.
- The brilliant white light so produced. Also called calcium light.