Bright Definition

brīt
brighter, brightest
adjective
brighter, brightest
Emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; shining.
American Heritage
Comparatively high on the scale of brightness.
Bright red.
American Heritage
Shining with light that is radiated or reflected; full of light.
Webster's New World
Clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense.
Webster's New World
Lively; vivacious; cheerful.
A bright smile.
Webster's New World
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adverb
In a bright manner.
Webster's New World
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noun
An automobile's headlights at their brighter, or high-beam, setting.
Webster's New World

An artist's brush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a flat, somewhat tapering bristle head.

Wiktionary

(neologism) A person with a naturalistic worldview with no supernatural or mystical elements.

Wiktionary
proper name
1811-89; Eng. statesman, political economist, & orator.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Bright

Noun

Singular:
bright
Plural:
brights

Adjective

Base Form:
bright
Comparative:
brighter
Superlative:
brightest

Origin of Bright

  • 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)).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English beorht bherəg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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