- 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
- 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.
- to-be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops.
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.
(a.) Radiating or showing light; getting rid of or having much light; shining; luminous; perhaps not dark.
- (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.
Her bright spirits returned with effusive thanks; she offered to take the Deans to dinner in gratitude for her afternoon adventure, but they declined.