bright

...
[Bright]

After a long, gray winter, it's hard to remember what a bright, sunny day is like. Bright means shining with light.

...

See Brite, v. i.

Adjective S.
full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"

Adjective S.
having lots of light either natural or artificial; "the room was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights"

Adjective
emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

Adjective
not made dim or less bright; "undimmed headlights"; "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed"

Adjective S.
having striking color; "bright greens"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"

...

Adjective S.
abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day"; "one shining norming"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny"

Adjective S.
splendid; "the bright stars of stage and screen"; "a bright moment in history"; "the bright pageantry of court"

Adjective S.
characterized by happiness or gladness; "bright faces"; "all the world seems bright and gay"

Adjective S.
characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"

Adjective S.
made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents"

Adjective S.
clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"

Adverb
with brightness; "the stars shone brilliantly"; "the windows glowed jewel bright"


v. i.
See Brite, v. i.

a.
Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.

a.
Transmitting light; clear; transparent.

a.
Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty.

a.
Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.

a.
Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery.

a.
Illustrious; glorious.

a.
Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.

a.
Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance.

n.
Splendor; brightness.

adv.
Brightly.

v. t.
To be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops.


Bright

Bright , v. i. See Brite, v. i.

Bright

Bright , a. [OE. briht, AS. beorht, briht; akin to OS. berht, OHG. beraht, Icel. bjartr, Goth. ba'a1rhts. &root;94.] 1. Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.
The sun was bright o'erhead.
The earth was dark, but the heavens were bright.
The public places were as bright as at noonday.
2. Transmitting light; clear; transparent.
From the brightest wines He 'd turn abhorrent.
3. Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty.
Bright as an angel new-dropped from the sky.
4. Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent. 5. Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery.
Be bright and jovial among your guests.
6. Illustrious; glorious.
In the brightest annals of a female reign.
7. Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.
That he may with more ease, with brighter evidence, and with surer success, draw the bearner on.
8. Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance.
Here the bright crocus and blue violet grew.
&hand; Bright is used in composition in the sense of brilliant, clear, sunny, etc.; as, bright-eyed, bright-haired, bright-hued. Syn. -- Shining; splending; luminous; lustrous; brilliant; resplendent; effulgent; refulgent; radiant; sparkling; glittering; lucid; beamy; clear; transparent; illustrious; witty; clear; vivacious; sunny.

Bright

Bright, n. Splendor; brightness. [Poetic]
Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear.

Bright

Bright, adv. Brightly. Chaucer.
I say it is the moon that shines so bright.

See Brite, v. i.

Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.

Splendor; brightness.

Brightly.

...

Usage Examples

But for me, it is when a student has died. I find the death of a young person the most difficult and painful of times. To explain it to other young people, to see a bright future snuffed out, is just awful. I am haunted by those deaths.

Design and technology should be the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.

I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. Where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. An America where every parent knows that their child will get an education that leads them to a good job and a bright horizon.

AARP knows the future is bright for a generation that's going to remain healthy and vital for 10, 20, 30, 40 more years. AARP has the information and resources people need throughout their process of reinvention.

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.

Misspelled Form

bright, vbright, gbright, hbright, nbright, bright, vright, gright, hright, nright, right, bvright, bgright, bhright, bnright, b right, beright, b4right, b5right, btright, bfright, beight, b4ight, b5ight, btight, bfight, breight, br4ight, br5ight, brtight, brfight, bruight, br8ight, br9ight, broight, brjight, brkight, brught, br8ght, br9ght, broght, brjght, brkght, briught, bri8ght, bri9ght, brioght, brijght, brikght, brifght, britght, briyght, brihght, bribght, brivght, brifht, britht, briyht, brihht, bribht, brivht, brigfht, brigtht, brigyht, brighht, brigbht, brigvht, brigght, brigyht, briguht, brigjht, brignht, briggt, brigyt, brigut, brigjt, brignt, brighgt, brighyt, brighut, brighjt, brighnt, brighrt, brigh5t, brigh6t, brighyt, brighgt, brighr, brigh5, brigh6, brighy, brighg, brightr, bright5, bright6, brighty, brightg.

Other Usage Examples

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.

Everywhere you hang your hat is home. Home is the bright cave under the hat.

Humor can help you cope with the unbearable so that you can stay on the bright side of things until the bright side actually comes along.

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.

Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.

Being around some of the bright lights of the technology world and having them expect great things helps you sit down and do it seriously.

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.

Comments


Browse Dictionary