What does bright mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bright(adj)

    emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

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

  2. bright, brilliant, vivid(adj)

    having striking color

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

  3. bright, smart(adj)

    characterized by quickness and ease in learning

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

  4. bright(adj)

    having lots of light either natural or artificial

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

  5. bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny(adj)

    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. bright(adj)

    splendid

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

  7. undimmed, bright(adj)

    not made dim or less bright

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

  8. bright, brilliant(adj)

    clear and sharp and ringing

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

  9. bright(adj)

    characterized by happiness or gladness

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

  10. bright, hopeful, promising(adverb)

    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, bright(adverb)

    with brightness

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

Wiktionary

  1. bright(Noun)

    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. bright(Noun)

    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. bright(Adjective)

    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. bright(Adjective)

    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. bright(Adjective)

    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. bright(Adjective)

    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. Bright(verb)

    see Brite, v. i

  2. Bright(adj)

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

  3. Bright(adj)

    transmitting light; clear; transparent

  4. Bright(adj)

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

  5. Bright(adj)

    having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent

  6. Bright(adj)

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

  7. Bright(adj)

    illustrious; glorious

  8. Bright(adj)

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

  9. Bright(adj)

    of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance

  10. Bright(noun)

    splendor; brightness

  11. Bright(adverb)

    brightly

  12. Bright(verb)

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say bright in sign language?

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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. Deshawn Yeldell:

    No Mo’ Friendz •I finally found peace no mo’ friends, Let tha respect end so much watered down love I had tah get rid of;— let tha memories fly like a mornin’ Dove, shush!— Wit’ a push an shove tha game so fake I had tah turn my back, Same nicca’z still talkin down but I’m just laughing at cha, ain’t no loyalty;— muh nicca’z get yo cash up! now dat everybody from tha block all grownup, some Homies went left others went right;— who can ya trust in this life? •it’s been nothin nice I had no choice but tah fight, despite I had tah thug it out all day an night, why dey still focused on competing I got my mind right tryna make my future bright all I got is faith in my eyesight, Got a couple of potnas I ain’t never had uh real friend;— Fock it let tha money win we all lost in a life of sin, Befo’ it’s over dey gon feel me worldwide, applied da pressure;— now dat they agitated motherfockas can’t stop my prophecy, they should’ve showed hospitality cause some of us come an go, this is information about tha good an bad happy an tha sad R.I.P to da homies who passed, Real life I write a whole rap on my Facebook page piece it together like I’m gettin’ paid, I can feel God tellin’ me don’t be afraid, People please don’t look at me funny because my words a man-made, I’m in tha Middle of a balance everybody that I know throwin shade; At Me! but this hard life;— I will never trade, I been dreamin uh ‘bout uh bag fa’ while this freestyle-hustle came wit’ my lifestyle, it’s been hostile but it’s worth da while, I grew up wit’ sum’ real-nicca’z an sum’ fake-nicca’z to;— don’t even ask me who, my new alias name bloomin’ like uh rose out of da blue, Now throw tha deuce! I erased dat nicca Slick an change my name tah MillYentei now I’m feelin brand new, Used to want a happy home, but Couple of years ago I got lost in da Hennessey an smokin’ weed an money was all dat I could see, i’mma changed man but it’s still hard tah give uh fock, when ya feelin like you got no Luck on top of dat my mind feelin’ stuck, it’s been rough but I keep my head up. •I finally found peace no mo’ friends, Let tha respect end so much watered down love I had tah get rid of;— let da memories fly like a mornin’ Dove, shush!— Wit’ a push an shove tha game so fake I had tah turn my back, Same Niggah’z still talkin down but I’m just laughing at cha, ain’t no loyalty;— muh nicca’z get yo cash up! now dat everybody from tha block all grownup, some Homies went left others went right;— who can ya trust in this life?.... From the “Book of Riffz” -MillYentei_DY

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Poetic beauty of a Kazakh woman You are my hot attraction, I have absolutely no control over myself. I want to cling to you with my love like a leech. From your appearance, the impotent will get up, anyone will feel like a romantic. You are the eternal inspiration of romance. This is how your image sounds poetically in the bright colors of epic prose. You are the hard drug with the most powerful addiction. You are not enough all the time. Without you, everything is meaningless and insignificant. All grammy songs are about you. All that has to do with you are Oscar-worthy romantic films. The hot heat of love, the burn of passion from your body. The tongue and lips reach out to you by themselves. Your image has powerfully merged in consciousness and subconsciousness. Powerful mental addiction. It's useless to give up on you. You are like an orgasm of poetry. You are like an endless love journey. Oh my God, my mind says, you are like an obscene delight. You are the medicine for my mind. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Steven Gerrard:

    The future of the team is very bright.

  4. Diana Dragomir:

    For stars that are very close by and very bright, we expected to find up to a couple dozen Earth-sized planets, and here we are -- this would be our first one, and it's a milestone for TESS. It sets the path for finding smaller planets around even smaller stars, and those planets may potentially be habitable.

  5. Shaveontae King:

    Young, energetic, outgoing, lovable. He had a bright smile.

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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
  • Chinese

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    be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    • A. attend
    • B. inspire
    • C. emerge
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