What does brighten mean?

Definitions for brighten
ˈbraɪt nbright·en

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brighten, lighten up, lighten(verb)

    make lighter or brighter

    "The paint will brighten the room"

  2. clear up, clear, light up, brighten(verb)

    become clear

    "The sky cleared after the storm"

Wiktionary

  1. brighten(Verb)

    To make bright or brighter in color

    We brightened the room with a new coat of paint.

    Etymology: Anglo-Saxon beorhtan.

  2. brighten(Verb)

    To add luster or splendor to

    Etymology: Anglo-Saxon beorhtan.

  3. brighten(Verb)

    To make more cheerful and pleasant; to enliven

    Having Mark around the place really brightens things up.

    Etymology: Anglo-Saxon beorhtan.

  4. brighten(Verb)

    To grow bright, or more bright in color; to clear up

    Etymology: Anglo-Saxon beorhtan.

  5. brighten(Verb)

    To become brighter or more cheerful in mood

    She brightened when I changed the subject.

    Etymology: Anglo-Saxon beorhtan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brighten(adj)

    to make bright or brighter; to make to shine; to increase the luster of; to give a brighter hue to

  2. Brighten(adj)

    to make illustrious, or more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to

  3. Brighten(adj)

    to improve or relieve by dispelling gloom or removing that which obscures and darkens; to shed light upon; to make cheerful; as, to brighten one's prospects

  4. Brighten(adj)

    to make acute or witty; to enliven

  5. Brighten(verb)

    to grow bright, or more bright; to become less dark or gloomy; to clear up; to become bright or cheerful

Freebase

  1. Brighten

    Brighten is a pop rock band from Chico, California, consisting of brothers Justin and Jimmy Richards, and Alex Draper. The band has recently been on tour with This Providence, Cute Is What We Aim For, Eisley, and All Time Low. In 2007, their debut album, King vs. Queen, was released on Carbon Copy Media, without the band's full knowledge.

Anagrams for brighten »

  1. berthing

  2. bringeth

How to pronounce brighten?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say brighten in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brighten in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brighten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of brighten in a Sentence

  1. Becky Stewart:

    Becky recalled. Shawn and Becky Stewart with daughter Maddie, now age three. The East Stroudsburg parents recently coordinated for two cosplay actors dressed as Disney's Cinderella and Moana to give their young daughter a birthday shoutout. (SWNS) CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE In a larger sense, the grateful parent voiced her thanks for those going above and beyond to brighten up childrens birthdays and milestones amid the darkness of the pandemic. This is such a difficult time for everyone, so its really phenomenal that Maddie and other kids still get to have something special happen on their birthdays. It definitely made my daughters day.

  2. Amir Khan:

    This innocent girl had gone to brighten the name of Pakistan, but due to bad luck in a country that accuses the world of terrorism, she became a victim of terrorism herself.

  3. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    I die without seeing the dawn brighten over my native land. You who have it to see, welcome it--and forget not those who have fallen during the night! (Noli Me Tangere)

  4. Ramiz Hasani:

    People say that on their way to work on any depressing Monday morning, dad would put a smile on their faces and brighten their day with some remark or joke.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    True friends are like the shining Sun in the midst of storm, in my view. They brighten and illuminate your life, and often bring happiness to you, just like the rays of Sun creating a magnificent rainbow during a severe storm. Sometimes you need a storm in order to see and appreciate the divine beauty of a rainbow.

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