John, 1811–89, British statesman and economist.
Richard, 1789–1858, English physician.
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)
Old English bryht, by metathesis from beorht “bright; splendid; clear-sounding; beautiful; divine,” from Proto-Germanic *berhta- “bright” (cf. Old Saxon berht, Old Norse bjartr, Old High German beraht, Gothic bairhts “bright”), from PIE root *bhereg- “to gleam, white” (cf. Sanskrit bhrajate “shines, glitters,” Lithuanian breksta “to dawn,” Welsh berth “bright, beautiful”). Meaning “quick-witted” is from 1741.
Day; the daytime (1930s+ Black)
- John cabot
[kab-uh t] /ˈkæb ət/ noun 1. John (Giovanni Caboto) c1450–98? Italian navigator in the service of England: discoverer of North American mainland 1497. 2. Richard Clarke, 1868–1939, U.S. physician and writer on medical ethics. 3. Sebastian, 1474?–1557, English navigator and explorer (son of John Cabot). 4. a male given name. /ˈkæbət/ noun 1. John Italian […]
- John cage
[keyj] /keɪdʒ/ noun 1. John, 1912–1992, U.S. composer.
- John calvin
[kal-vin] /ˈkæl vɪn/ noun 1. John (Jean Chauvin or Caulvin) 1509–64, French theologian and reformer in Switzerland: leader in the Protestant Reformation. 2. Melvin, 1911–97, U.S. chemist: Nobel Prize 1961. 3. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “bald.”. /ˈkælvɪn/ noun 1. John,original name Jean Cauvin, Caulvin, or Chauvin. 1509–64, French theologian: a […]
- John carpenter
[kahr-puh n-ter] /ˈkɑr pən tər/ noun 1. John Alden, 1876–1951, U.S. composer. 2. (Malcolm) Scott, 1925–2013, U.S. astronaut and oceanographer. /ˈkɑːpɪntə/ noun 1. a person skilled in woodwork, esp in buildings, ships, etc verb 2. (intransitive) to do the work of a carpenter 3. (transitive) to make or fit together by or as if by […]