1. emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts;
- Example: "the sun was bright and hot"
- Example: "a bright sunlit room"
2. having striking color;
- Example: "bright dress"
- Example: "brilliant tapestries"
- Example: "a bird with vivid plumage"
[syn: bright, brilliant, vivid]
3. characterized by quickness and ease in learning;
- Example: "some children are brighter in one subject than another"
- Example: "smart children talk earlier than the average"
[syn: bright, smart]
4. having lots of light either natural or artificial;
- Example: "the room was bright and airy"
- Example: "a stage bright with spotlights"
5. made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow;
- Example: "bright silver candlesticks"
- Example: "a burnished brass knocker"
- Example: "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"
- Example: "rows of shining glasses"
- Example: "shiny black patents"
[syn: bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny]
- Example: "the bright stars of stage and screen"
- Example: "a bright moment in history"
- Example: "the bright pageantry of court"
7. not made dim or less bright;
- Example: "undimmed headlights"
- Example: "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed"
[syn: undimmed, bright]
8. clear and sharp and ringing;
- Example: "the bright sound of the trumpet section"
- Example: "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
[syn: bright, brilliant]
9. characterized by happiness or gladness;
- Example: "bright faces"
- Example: "all the world seems bright and gay"
10. full or promise;
- Example: "had a bright future in publishing"
- Example: "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"
- Example: "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"
[syn: bright, hopeful, promising]
1. with brightness;
- Example: "the stars shone brilliantly"
- Example: "the windows glowed jewel bright"
[syn: brilliantly, brightly, bright]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bright \Bright\, n. Splendor; brightness. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bright \Bright\, v. i. See Brite, v. i. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bright \Bright\, a. [OE. briht, AS. beorht, briht; akin to OS. berht, OHG. beraht, Icel. bjartr, Goth. ba['i]rhts. [root]94.] 1. Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark. [1913 Webster] The sun was bright o'erhead. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] The earth was dark, but the heavens were bright. --Drake. [1913 Webster] The public places were as bright as at noonday. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Transmitting light; clear; transparent. [1913 Webster] From the brightest wines He 'd turn abhorrent. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 3. Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty. [1913 Webster] Bright as an angel new-dropped from the sky. --Parnell. [1913 Webster] 4. Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent. [1913 Webster] 5. Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery. [1913 Webster] Be bright and jovial among your guests. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Illustrious; glorious. [1913 Webster] In the brightest annals of a female reign. --Cotton. [1913 Webster] 7. Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain. [1913 Webster] That he may with more ease, with brighter evidence, and with surer success, draw the bearner on. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 8. Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance. [1913 Webster] Here the bright crocus and blue violet grew. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Note: Bright is used in composition in the sense of brilliant, clear, sunny, etc.; as, bright-eyed, bright-haired, bright-hued. [1913 Webster] bright side the positive or favorable aspects of a situation. to look on the bright side to focus the attention on favorable aspects of a situation; to minimize attention to possible negative or unfavorable factors in a situation. [PJC] Syn: Shining; splending; luminous; lustrous; brilliant; resplendent; effulgent; refulgent; radiant; sparkling; glittering; lucid; beamy; clear; transparent; illustrious; witty; clear; vivacious; sunny. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bright \Bright\, adv. Brightly. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I say it is the moon that shines so bright. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Brite \Brite\, Bright \Bright\, v. t. To be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Bright, IN (CDP, FIPS 7624) Location: 39.20265 N, 84.85758 W Population (1990): 3945 (1244 housing units) Area: 37.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
307 Moby Thesaurus words for "bright": Leibnizian, Saturnian, adroit, advanced, agile, aglow, alert, alight, alive, animate, animated, apt, astute, attentive, auspicious, awake, balmy, beaming, bedazzling, benign, benignant, blazing, bleached, blinding, blithe, blithesome, blooming, brainy, brave, bright and shining, bright and sunny, bright-hued, brilliant, burning, burnished, cant, charismatic, cheerful, cheery, chiliastic, clean, cleanly, clear, clever, cloudless, colorful, colory, conceptive, conceptual, coruscating, couleur de rose, dainty, dazzling, deep-colored, devastating, dexter, dexterous, dirt-free, discursive, distinguished, divine, docile, educable, effulgent, elated, eupeptic, euphoric, exalted, exhilarated, exotic, exuberant, facile, fair, fastidious, favorable, favoring, flamboyant, flaming, flashing, fluorescent, flushed, formable, fortunate, fresh, fulgent, fulgid, full of promise, garish, gay, gay-colored, genial, gifted, glad, gladsome, glamorous, glaring, glary, gleaming, glistening, glittering, glorious, glossy, glowing, golden, good, gorgeous, halcyon, happy, harmless, heavenly, high, high-colored, hopeful, ideational, illuminated, illustrious, immaculate, impressionable, in good spirits, in high spirits, incandescent, ingenious, instructable, intellectual, intelligent, intense, inviolate, irrepressible, keen, keen-witted, killing, knowing, kosher, lambent, laughing, light, lighted, lively, lucent, lucid, lucky, luminous, lustrous, magic, magnificent, malleable, mild, millenarian, millennialistic, mint, moldable, motivated, nimble, nimble-witted, no dumbbell, noetic, nonpolluted, not born yesterday, not so dumb, numinous, of cleanly habits, of good cheer, of good omen, of happy portent, of promise, on the, on the alert, on the ball, on the job, optimistic, outstanding, perfectibilitarian, perfectionist, plastic, pleasant, pliable, polished, precocious, pristine, promising, prompt, propitious, prosperous, pure, qui vive, quick, quick-thinking, quick-witted, radiant, rational, raving, ravishing, ready, reasonable, receptive, refulgent, resplendent, riant, rich, rich-colored, ripe for instruction, ritually pure, rose-colored, roseate, rosy, sane, sanguine, sanguineous, scatheless, schoolable, scintillating, sensible, sharp, sharp-witted, shimmering, shining, shiny, sleepless, smart, smiling, smut-free, smutless, sophic, sparkling, spirited, splendent, splendid, splendorous, splendrous, spotless, sprightly, stainless, steel-trap, strong-minded, stunning, sublime, sunny, sunshiny, susceptible, sweet, tahar, talented, teachable, thirsty for knowledge, trainable, tubbed, unadulterated, unbesmirched, unblemished, unblinking, unblotted, unbroken, unbruised, unclouded, undamaged, undefaced, undefiled, undeformed, undemolished, understanding, undestroyed, undimmed, unfaded, unharmed, unhurt, unimpaired, uninjured, unmaimed, unmangled, unmarked, unmarred, unmuddied, unnodding, unpolluted, unscarred, unscathed, unscratched, unshattered, unsleeping, unsmirched, unsmudged, unsoiled, unspoiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished, untorn, untouched, unwinking, unwithered, unworn, upbeat, utopian, virgin, vivacious, vivid, wakeful, well-scrubbed, well-washed, white, whitened, wide-awake, willing, winsome, witty