(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)).