Bright definition

brīt
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."

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Full of promise and hope; auspicious.

Had a bright future in publishing.

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Emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; shining.
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Full of light or illumination.

A bright sunny day; a stage bright with spotlights.

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Glorious; splendid.

One of the bright stars of stage and screen; a bright moment in history.

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Favorable; auspicious.
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(person) 1811-89; Eng. statesman, political economist, & orator.
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Could you please dim the light? It's far too bright.

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Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.

He's very bright. He was able to solve the problem without my help.

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The orange and blue walls of the sitting room were much brighter than the dull grey walls of the kitchen.

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Happy, in good spirits.

I woke up today feeling so bright that I decided to have a little dance.

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Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; cheerful.
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Illustrious; glorious.
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Clear; transparent.
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(archaic) Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.
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An artist's brush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a flat, somewhat tapering bristle head.
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Comparatively high on the scale of brightness.

Bright red.

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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.

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Glorious or splendid; illustrious.
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Full of happiness or hope.

A bright outlook on life.

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(neologism) A person with a naturalistic worldview with no supernatural or mystical elements.
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Characterizing a dyestuff that produces a highly saturated color; brilliant.
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Happy; cheerful.

Bright faces.

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Quick to learn or understand; intelligent.
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High and clear.

The bright sound of the trumpet section.

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Shining with light that is radiated or reflected; full of light.
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Clear or brilliant in color or sound; vivid or intense.
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Lively; vivacious; cheerful.

A bright smile.

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Mentally quick; smart, clever, witty, etc.
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In a bright manner.
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(informal) An automobile's headlights at their brighter, or high-beam, setting.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bright
Plural:
brights

Adjective

Base Form:
bright
Comparative:
brighter
Superlative:
brightest

Origin of bright

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

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

  • 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