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Definitions of contrast

  1. To stand in contrast or opposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To compare in order to show unlikeness; to state the difference between. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To set in opposition, in order to show superiority or give effect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To place or show in opposition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To compare in order to show unlikeness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To be different, as shown by comparison. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To stand against or in opposition to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To stand in opposition; exhibit opposite qualities. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To stand in opposition; show unlikeness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To set in opposition different things or qualities, to show more strikingly the superior excellence of one to another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To oppose different things, qualities, or conditions to each other that, by comparison, the superior excellence of one of them may be seen; to set things in opposition, or side by side, in order that the superiority of one of them may be exhibited in a more striking point of view. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. (photography) the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared; "in contrast to", "by contrast" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of opposition to another figure or object. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Difference of qualities shown by comparison; the thing or quality opposed to another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Opposition or unlikeness in things compared: exhibition of differences. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Opposition or strong unlikeness; comparison of opposites. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. Partial unlikeness between things compared; also, the things thus opposed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities, the presentation of opposite things with a view to comparison. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Opposition or difference of qualities made manifest by direct comparison; opposition of outline or colour to increase effect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for contrast

  1. Here, then, is the point of contrast – Far Off Things by Arthur Machen
  2. Wouldn'tthis humble dress set off your clothes by contrast – Skinner's Dress Suit by Henry Irving Dodge
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