radiating or reflecting light; luminous; shining:
The bright coins shone in the gloom.
filled with light:
The room was bright with sunshine.
vivid or brilliant:
a bright red dress; bright passages of prose.
quick-witted or intelligent:
They gave promotions to bright employees.
clever or witty, as a remark:
Bright comments enlivened the conversation.
animated; lively; cheerful:
a bright and happy child; a bird’s bright song.
characterized by happiness or gladness:
All the world seems bright and gay.
favorable or auspicious:
bright prospects for the future.
radiant or splendid:
the bright pageantry of court.
illustrious or glorious, as an era:
the bright days of the Renaissance.
clear or translucent, as liquid:
The bright water trickled through his fingers.
having a glossy, glazed, or polished finish.
intensely clear and vibrant in tone or quality; clear and sharp in sound:
a bright singing voice.
the automobile or truck headlights used for driving at night or under conditions of decreased visibility.
the brighter level of intensity of these lights, usually deflected upward by switching on a bulb in the headlamp that strikes the lens at a different angle.
flue-cured, light-hued tobacco.
an artist’s paintbrush having short, square-edged bristles.
Archaic. brightness; splendor.
in a bright manner; brightly.
John, 1811–89, British statesman and economist.
Richard, 1789–1858, English physician.
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emitting or reflecting much light; shining
(of colours) intense or vivid
full of promise: a bright future
full of animation; cheerful: a bright face
(informal) quick witted or clever: a bright child
magnificent; glorious: a bright victory
polished; glistening: a bright finish
(of the voice) distinct and clear
(of a liquid) translucent and clear: a circle of bright water
bright and early, very early in the morning
a thin flat paintbrush with a straight sharp edge used for highlighting in oil painting
(poetic) brightness or splendour: the bright of his armour
brightly: the fire was burning bright
John. 1811–89, British liberal statesman, economist, and advocate of free trade: with Richard Cobden he led the Anti-Corn-Law League (1838–46)
bright and early
Early in the morning, at dawn, as in It’s a long trip, so we’ll have to start out bright and early. The bright here presumably alludes to the brilliance of the dawning sun, which has long been noted by poets. [ Early 1800s ]
coal consisting of alternating layers of clarain and vitrain.
a disease characterized by albuminuria and heightened blood pressure. noun chronic inflammation of the kidneys; chronic nephritis
having bright eyes. alertly eager. bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, alertly eager; full of energy and enthusiasm: Get a good night’s sleep so you’ll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning. Contemporary Examples Stars Predict Your Week Starsky + Cox October 1, 2011 The Shocking Death of Miss Honduras Romina Ruiz-Goiriena November 18, 2014 Hundreds Evacuated From […]