What does bright mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bright.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brightadjective

    emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

    "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

  2. bright, brilliant, vividadjective

    having striking color

    "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"

  3. bright, smartadjective

    characterized by quickness and ease in learning

    "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"

  4. brightadjective

    having lots of light either natural or artificial

    "the room was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights"

  5. bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shinyadjective

    made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow

    "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents"

  6. brightadjective

    splendid

    "the bright stars of stage and screen"; "a bright moment in history"; "the bright pageantry of court"

  7. undimmed, brightadjective

    not made dim or less bright

    "undimmed headlights"; "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed"

  8. bright, brilliantadjective

    clear and sharp and ringing

    "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"

  9. brightadjective

    characterized by happiness or gladness

    "bright faces"; "all the world seems bright and gay"

  10. bright, hopeful, promisingadverb

    full or promise

    "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"

  11. brilliantly, brightly, brightadverb

    with brightness

    "the stars shone brilliantly"; "the windows glowed jewel bright"

Wiktionary

  1. brightnoun

    An artists brush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a flat, somewhat tapering bristle head.

    Etymology: bryht, metathesis of beorht, from berhtaz (compare Dutch brecht, Norwegian bjart), from pre-Celtic/Germanic *bherhgto (compare Welsh berth 'beautiful'), from bʰereg- 'to gleam, whiten' (compare Middle Irish brafad 'blink of an eye', Lithuanian brekšta 'to dawn', Russian 'dawn, daybreak', Albanian bardhë 'white', barâzîdan 'to shine', bhrájate).

  2. brightnoun

    A neologism intended as a positive-sounding umbrella term to describe various kinds of non-religious and non-superstitious people. (There is a Wikipedia article on this usage.)

    Definition A person whose world view is free of supernatural and mystical elements. The ethics and actions of a bright are based on a naturalistic world view. (2003, Paul Geisert and Mynga Futrell)

    Etymology: bryht, metathesis of beorht, from berhtaz (compare Dutch brecht, Norwegian bjart), from pre-Celtic/Germanic *bherhgto (compare Welsh berth 'beautiful'), from bʰereg- 'to gleam, whiten' (compare Middle Irish brafad 'blink of an eye', Lithuanian brekšta 'to dawn', Russian 'dawn, daybreak', Albanian bardhë 'white', barâzîdan 'to shine', bhrájate).

  3. brightadjective

    Visually dazzling; luminous, lucent, clear, radiant; not dark.

    Could you please dim the light? It's way too bright.

    Etymology: bryht, metathesis of beorht, from berhtaz (compare Dutch brecht, Norwegian bjart), from pre-Celtic/Germanic *bherhgto (compare Welsh berth 'beautiful'), from bʰereg- 'to gleam, whiten' (compare Middle Irish brafad 'blink of an eye', Lithuanian brekšta 'to dawn', Russian 'dawn, daybreak', Albanian bardhë 'white', barâzîdan 'to shine', bhrájate).

  4. brightadjective

    Intelligent, brilliant.

    He's very bright. He was able to solve the problem without my help.

    Etymology: bryht, metathesis of beorht, from berhtaz (compare Dutch brecht, Norwegian bjart), from pre-Celtic/Germanic *bherhgto (compare Welsh berth 'beautiful'), from bʰereg- 'to gleam, whiten' (compare Middle Irish brafad 'blink of an eye', Lithuanian brekšta 'to dawn', Russian 'dawn, daybreak', Albanian bardhë 'white', barâzîdan 'to shine', bhrájate).

  5. brightadjective

    Vivid, colourful, brilliant.

    The orange and blue walls of the sitting room were much brighter than the dull grey walls of the kitchen.

    Etymology: bryht, metathesis of beorht, from berhtaz (compare Dutch brecht, Norwegian bjart), from pre-Celtic/Germanic *bherhgto (compare Welsh berth 'beautiful'), from bʰereg- 'to gleam, whiten' (compare Middle Irish brafad 'blink of an eye', Lithuanian brekšta 'to dawn', Russian 'dawn, daybreak', Albanian bardhë 'white', barâzîdan 'to shine', bhrájate).

  6. brightadjective

    Happy.

    I woke up today feeling so bright that I decided to have a little dance.

    Etymology: bryht, metathesis of beorht, from berhtaz (compare Dutch brecht, Norwegian bjart), from pre-Celtic/Germanic *bherhgto (compare Welsh berth 'beautiful'), from bʰereg- 'to gleam, whiten' (compare Middle Irish brafad 'blink of an eye', Lithuanian brekšta 'to dawn', Russian 'dawn, daybreak', Albanian bardhë 'white', barâzîdan 'to shine', bhrájate).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brightverb

    see Brite, v. i

  2. Brightadjective

    radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark

  3. Brightadjective

    transmitting light; clear; transparent

  4. Brightadjective

    having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty

  5. Brightadjective

    having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent

  6. Brightadjective

    sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery

  7. Brightadjective

    illustrious; glorious

  8. Brightadjective

    manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain

  9. Brightadjective

    of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance

  10. Brightnoun

    splendor; brightness

  11. Brightadverb

    brightly

  12. Brightverb

    to be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops

Freebase

  1. Bright

    Bright is a town located in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. At the 2006 census, Bright had a population of 2,684. It is in the Alpine Shire local government area. Its postcode is 3741.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bright

    brīt, adj. shining: full of light: clear: beautiful: cheerful: clever: illustrious.—adv. (Shak.) brightly: clearly.—v.t. Bright′en, to make bright or brighter.—v.i. to grow bright or brighter: to clear up.—adv. Bright′ly.—n. Bright′ness.—adj. Bright′some, bright: brilliant. [A.S. beorht; cog. with Goth. bairhts, clear, L. flagr-āre, to flame.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bright

    To emit, reflect or transmit light.

    The lights were so bright, colorful and beautiful .

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  
  2. bright

    To transmit light.

    The lights were so bright, colorful and beautiful .

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bright' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1924

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bright' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2427

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bright' in Adjectives Frequency: #210

How to pronounce bright?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bright in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bright in a Sentence

  1. Erich Fromm:

    Who will tell whether one happy moment of love, or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies

  2. Siliana Gaspard:

    Shad was our whole world and we were his, there are not enough words to describe what he means to all of us. He was our heart, our soul, our protector, our warrior. He was a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many through his joyous and gracious nature.

  3. Jordan Robin:

    The video shows me moving my hand through the water causing the algae to glow a very bright blue.

  4. Jon Cooper:

    Boy has he ever gravitated to it now and takes pride in it, there could be some players that, they’ll ‘yes’ you to death and go out there and want to keep doing it their way. Sergy really bought into becoming a well-rounded defenseman and it’s been fun to watch him work because that kid's got a bright future and a long one ahead.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The problem with the poor quality of an education anywhere is still minuscule in comparison to the trouble given by the people who are often given the responsibility to appoint and/or appraise the academically bright/right person.

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Translations for bright

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  • ساطع, نير, مستنير, لامعArabic
  • зирәк, яҡты, аҡыллы, асыҡ, сағыу, баҙыҡ, башлыBashkir
  • здо́льны, светлы, яркіBelarusian
  • весел, умен, жив, ярък, буден, светълBulgarian
  • brillant, clarCatalan, Valencian
  • jasný, bystrý, světlýCzech
  • hoywWelsh
  • livlig, munter, klar, kvik, funklende, opvakt, lys, lyseDanish
  • intelligent, hell, brilliant, lebhaft, strahlend, heiter, glänzendGerman
  • φωτεινός, λαμπρός, λαμπερός, έξυπνος, ευφυήςGreek
  • brillante, resplandeciente, inteligente, alegre, claro, genial, vivo, lucio, expresivo, luminoso, vívidoSpanish
  • شاد, فروزان, زنده, هوشمند, روشن, زیرک, تابناک, خوشPersian
  • kirkas, terävä, iloinen, älykäs, välkkyFinnish
  • brillant, luisant, intelligent, clair, heureux, vivideFrench
  • grianmhar, spéiriúil, gealIrish
  • tuigseach, geur, soilleir, toinisgeilScottish Gaelic
  • katupyryGuaraní
  • sullyrManx
  • בהיר, בהירהHebrew
  • उज्ज्वल, चमकीला, रौशनHindi
  • fényesHungarian
  • պայծառArmenian
  • brillante, intelligente, viveInterlingua
  • pintar, terangIndonesian
  • glaðlegur, greindur, björt, skær, bjartur, skarpur, skínandi, bjart, greindarlegur, hýr, ljómandiIcelandic
  • brillante, allegro, intelligente, felice, lucente, luminoso, luminosaItalian
  • 賢い, 明るい, 聡明, 鮮明, 鮮やかJapanese
  • 밝다Korean
  • زیره‌ک, بریقه‌دارKurdish
  • splann, spladnCornish
  • жарык, жаркырап турган, жаркыраганKyrgyz
  • lucidumLatin
  • fénkeleg, frou, blénkeg, intelligent, hell, brillantLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • šviesus, ryškus, gyvybingas, protingas, gudrusLithuanian
  • spožs, gaišs, spilgtsLatvian
  • светолMacedonian
  • terangMalay
  • စိုBurmese
  • slim, monter, fel, levendig, bont, opgeruimd, intelligent, helder, vrolijkDutch
  • glad, klok, dyktig, livlig, intelligent, lystig, lysNorwegian
  • jasnyPolish
  • radiante, alegre, luminoso, vívido, brilhante, inteligente, claroPortuguese
  • deștept, strălucitor, clar, luminosRomanian
  • умный, яркий, сияющий, светлыйRussian
  • उज्ज्वलSanskrit
  • свијетао, svetao, svijetao, светаоSerbo-Croatian
  • svetlý, jasnýSlovak
  • brihten, inteligenten, svetelSlovene
  • klyftig, intelligent, glad, klar, ljus, färggrannSwedish
  • பிரகாசமானTamil
  • తెలివైన, ప్రకాశవంతమైనTelugu
  • matalino, maliwanagTagalog
  • parlak, aydınlıkTurkish
  • світлий, яскравийUkrainian
  • روشن, اججول, چمکیلاUrdu
  • sáng sủa, sánh dạ, thông minh, sáng, nhanh tríVietnamese
  • ליכטיק, העלYiddish
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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. lacerate
    • B. motile
    • C. askant
    • D. tantamount

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