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, lightenverb

    make lighter or brighter

    "The paint will brighten the room"

  2. clear up, clear, light up, brightenverb

    become clear

    "The sky cleared after the storm"

Wiktionary

  1. brightenverb

    To make bright or brighter in color

    We brightened the room with a new coat of paint.

  2. brightenverb

    To add luster or splendor to

  3. brightenverb

    To make more cheerful and pleasant; to enliven

    Having Mark around the place really brightens things up.

  4. brightenverb

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

  5. brightenverb

    To become brighter or more cheerful in mood

    She brightened when I changed the subject.

  6. Etymology: Anglo-Saxon beorhtan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brightenadjective

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

  2. Brightenadjective

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

  3. Brightenadjective

    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. Brightenadjective

    to make acute or witty; to enliven

  5. Brightenverb

    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

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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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Follow and study for the information and knowledge to brighten your way of life, wherever you find that.

  2. 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)

  3. Daniel Webster:

    If we work upon marble, it will perish if we work upon brass, time will efface it if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

  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. 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.

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