Variant of contrast
to compare so as to point out the differences; set off against one another
Origin of contrastFrench contraster ; from Italian and amp; Vulgar Latin an unverified form contrastare, to withstand ; from Classical Latin contra, against + stare, to stand
to show differences when compared; form a contrast
- a contrasting or being contrasted
- a difference, esp. a striking difference, between things being compared
- a person or thing showing differences when compared with another
- the effect of a striking difference, as in color or tone, of adjacent parts of a painting, photograph, video-screen image, etc.