- The definition of bright is shining and full of light, mentally quick or witty.
- An example of bright is the nature of a star.
- An example of bright is the bank of lights in front of a famous person who is having their picture taken.
- An example of bright is a person who quickly catches on to a difficult situation without the need for much explanation.
- Bright means in an intelligent manner, or in a light way.
An example of bright is how the stars are shining in "O Holy Night."
A bright sun shining over the snow.
- shining with light that is radiated or reflected; full of light
- clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense
- lively; vivacious; cheerful: a bright smile
- mentally quick; smart, clever, witty, etc.
- full of happiness or hope: a bright outlook on life
- favorable; auspicious
- glorious or splendid; illustrious
Origin of brightMiddle English ; from Old English bryht, earlier beorht ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bher- eg-, to gleam, white from source birch, Gothic bairhts
- a. Emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; shining.b. Comparatively high on the scale of brightness: bright red.c. Full of light or illumination: a bright sunny day; a stage bright with spotlights.
- Characterizing a dyestuff that produces a highly saturated color; brilliant.
- Glorious; splendid: one of the bright stars of stage and screen; a bright moment in history.
- Full of promise and hope; auspicious: had a bright future in publishing.
- Happy; cheerful: bright faces.
- Quick to learn or understand; intelligent.
- High and clear: the bright sound of the trumpet section.
Origin of brightMiddle English, from Old English beorht; see bher&schwa;g- in Indo-European roots.
- bright, bright′ly
(comparative brighter, superlative brightest)
- Visually dazzling; luminous, lucent, clear, radiant; not dark.
- Could you please dim the light? It's far too bright.
- Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.
- He's very bright. He was able to solve the problem without my help.
- Vivid, colourful, brilliant.
- The orange and blue walls of the sitting room were much brighter than the dull grey walls of the kitchen.
- Happy, in good spirits.
- I woke up today feeling so bright that I decided to have a little dance.
- Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; cheerful.
- Illustrious; glorious.
- Clear; transparent.
- (archaic) Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.
Old English bryht, metathesis of beorht, from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (compare Dutch brecht, Norwegian bjart), from pre-Celtic/Germanic *bʰerHgto (compare Welsh berth (“beautiful”)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰereg- (“to gleam, whiten”) (compare Middle Irish brafad (“blink of an eye”), Lithuanian brekšta (“to dawn”), Russian брезг (brezg, “dawn, daybreak”), Albanian bardhë (“white”), Persian برازیدن (barâzîdan), Sanskrit भ्राजते (bhrájate)).