What does the word contrast mean?

Usage examples for contrast

  1. His bearing was in striking contrast to that of the officials. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  2. When two words are set in contrast, or in opposition to each other, they are both emphatic. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. Fill 2 needles with 2 colors which contrast well. – The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book by Miss Watts