Con`trast´   Pronunciation: kǒn´tråst
v. i.1.To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities.
[imp. & p. p. Contrasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Contrasting.]
v. t.1.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.
2.(Fine Arts) 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.
n.1.The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.
place the prospect of the soul
In sober contrast with reality.
- Wordsworth.
2.Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.
3.(Fine Arts) The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities.
Noun1.contrast - the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared; "in contrast to", "by contrast"
Synonyms: direct contrast
2.contrast - the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
3.contrast - a conceptual separation or demarcation; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
4.contrast - the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
5.contrast - 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)
Verb1.contrast - put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"
2.contrast - to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
Synonyms: counterpoint
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