meaning of bright

bright meaning in General Dictionary

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  • Splendor brightness
  • See Brite v i
  • Radiating or reflecting light shedding or having much light shining luminous perhaps not dark
  • with brightness
  • obvious and razor-sharp and ringing
  • made smooth and brilliant by or just as if by scrubbing; reflecting a sheen or shine
  • characterized by quickness and simplicity in learning
  • described as joy or gladness
  • splendid
  • having powerful or striking color
  • not made dim or less bright
  • emitting or reflecting light easily or in huge amounts
  • having many light either normal or artificial
  • expected to turn out really later on
  • See Brite, v. i.
  • Radiating or showing light; shedding or having a lot light; shining; luminous; not dark.
  • Transmitting light; clear; clear.
  • Having attributes that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the head as light does a person's eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty.
  • Having a clear, fast intellect; smart.
  • Sparkling with wit; vibrant; vivacious; getting rid of cheerfulness and delight around; cheerful; cheery.
  • Illustrious; marvelous.
  • Manifest towards the brain, as light would be to the eyes; obvious; obvious; basic.
  • Of brilliant shade; of lively hue or look.
  • Splendor; brightness.
  • Brightly.
  • to-be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops.

bright meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English bryht, by metathesis from beorht "bright; splendid; clear-sounding; stunning; divine," from Proto-Germanic *berhta- "bright" (cognates: Old Saxon berht, Old Norse bjartr, Old High German beraht, Gothic bairhts "bright"), from PIE root *bhereg- "to gleam, white" (cognates: Sanskrit bhrajate "shines, glitters," Lithuanian breksta "to dawn," Welsh berth "bright, beautiful"). Meaning "quick-witted" is from 1741.


bright meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Radiating or showing light; getting rid of or having much light; shining; luminous; perhaps not dark.

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  • (a.) transferring light; clear; transparent.
  • (a.) Having characteristics that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does a person's eye; resplendent with charms; because, bright beauty.
  • (a.) Having an obvious, fast intellect; intelligent.
  • (a.) Sparkling with wit; vibrant; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and delight around; cheerful; cheery.
  • (a.) Illustrious; glorious.
  • (a.) Manifest on brain, as light would be to the eyes; clear; evident; ordinary.
  • (a.) Of brilliant color; of lively hue or look.
  • (letter.) Splendor; brightness.
  • (adv.) Brightly.
  • (v. t.) To be or come to be overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops.

Sentence Examples with the word bright

Her bright spirits returned with effusive thanks; she offered to take the Deans to dinner in gratitude for her afternoon adventure, but they declined.

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