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ˈbraɪt nbrighton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Brightonnoun

    a city in East Sussex in southern England that is a popular resort; site of the University of Sussex

Wiktionary

  1. Brightonnoun

    A town in East Sussex, England

Wikipedia

  1. Brighton

    Brighton () is a seaside resort and one of the two main areas of the City of Brighton and Hove in the county of East Sussex, England. It is located 47 mi (76 km) south of London.Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The ancient settlement of "Brighthelmstone" was documented in the Domesday Book (1086). The town's importance grew in the Middle Ages as the Old Town developed, but it languished in the early modern period, affected by foreign attacks, storms, a suffering economy and a declining population. Brighton began to attract more visitors following improved road transport to London and becoming a boarding point for boats travelling to France. The town also developed in popularity as a health resort for sea bathing as a purported cure for illnesses. In the Georgian era, Brighton developed as a highly fashionable seaside resort, encouraged by the patronage of the Prince Regent, later King George IV, who spent much time in the town and constructed the Royal Pavilion in the Regency era. Brighton continued to grow as a major centre of tourism following the arrival of the railways in 1841, becoming a popular destination for day-trippers from London. Many of the major attractions were built in the Victorian era, including the Grand Hotel, the Hilton Brighton Metropole, the Palace Pier and the West Pier. The town continued to grow into the 20th century, expanding to incorporate more areas into the town's boundaries before joining Hove to form the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove in 1997, which was granted city status in 2000. Today, Brighton and Hove district has a resident population of about 277,103 and the wider Brighton and Hove conurbation has a population of 474,485 (2011 census).Brighton's location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large and vibrant cultural, music and arts scene, and its large LGBT population, leading to its recognition as the "unofficial gay capital of the UK" and as of the 2021 census, 10.7% of the population of Brighton and Hove over the age of 18 identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the highest percentage in the entire UK. Brighton has been called the UK's "hippest city" and "the happiest place to live in the UK".

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  1. brighton

    Brighton is a city located on the southern coast of England, in the county of East Sussex. It is known for its vibrant nightlife, arts culture, shops, festivals, pebble beach, historic pier, and Britain's oldest seaside resort. The city is also home to notable landmarks like the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Palace Pier.

Wikidata

  1. Brighton

    Brighton is the major part of the city and unitary authority of Brighton and Hove on the south coast of Great Britain. Formerly part of the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, it remains part of the ceremonial county of East Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex. The ancient settlement of "Brighthelmstone" dates from before Domesday Book, but it emerged as a health resort featuring sea bathing during the 18th century and became a destination for day-trippers from London after the arrival of the railway in 1841. Brighton experienced rapid population growth, reaching a peak of over 160,000 by 1961. Modern Brighton forms part of the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation stretching along the coast, with a population of around 480,000 inhabitants. Brighton has two universities and a medical school.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Brighton

    a much-frequented watering-place in Sussex, 50 m. S. of London, of which it is virtually a suburb; a place of fashionable resort ever since George IV. took a fancy to it; a fine parade extends along the whole length of the sea front; has many handsome edifices, a splendid aquarium, a museum, schools of science and art, public library and public gallery; the principal building is the Pavilion or Marine Palace, originally built for George IV. Also the name of a suburb of Melbourne.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BRIGHTON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brighton is ranked #19416 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brighton surname appeared 1,392 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Brighton.

    90.4% or 1,259 total occurrences were White.
    5.7% or 80 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 25 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Brighton' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3306

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brighton in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brighton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Brighton in a Sentence

  1. Bonnie Fritch:

    We mapped out the travels of the canoe through the Great Lakes, a friend of Brenda's made the boats for us and our classes painted Brenda Schell and added the message to the bottom. On our end of the year field trip for our Duluth unit we stopped at Brighton Beach to launch the boats.

  2. Pep Guardiola:

    We controlled our position, the pitch was so dry and difficult to move the ball about, and three more points with two games left - an important victory yes, we could have won by more distance, I'm so happy for the victory and now we have a week to prepare and hopefully we arrive at Brighton with the chance to be champions.

  3. Michelle Voeller:

    We stood here and they’re pounding and they said, ‘Open up. It’s the New Brighton Police. We know you’re in there,’.

  4. Raymond Lopez:

    Last week, we've seen assault rifles used on police, today they're used on gang members in the Brighton Park community in broad daylight, on a Sunday.

  5. Raymond Lopez:

    Right now we're trying to saturate the area and make sure that nothing else happens tonight. last week, we've seen assault rifles used on police, today they're used on gang members in the Brighton Park community in broad daylight, on a Sunday.

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