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Meaning of word contrast from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

contrast   noun

Meaning : The opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared.

Example : In contrast to.
By contrast.

Synonyms : direct contrast

Meaning : The act of distinguishing by comparing differences.

Meaning : A conceptual separation or distinction.

Example : There is a narrow line between sanity and insanity.

Synonyms : demarcation, dividing line, line

Meaning : The perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors.

Meaning : 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).

contrast   verb

Meaning : Put in opposition to show or emphasize differences.

Example : The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student.

Meaning : To show differences when compared. Be different.

Example : The students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities.

Synonyms : counterpoint