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
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. 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.

  2. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.

  3. Isaac Asimov:

    There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

  4. Ripley D. Saunders:

    Just being happy helps other souls along Their burdens may be heavy and they not strong And your own sky will lighten, If other skies you brighten, by just being happy with a heart full of song.

  5. RJ Intindola:

    True friendship is like the sun that you can't always see in the darkness of night, but you know will return to brighten your day.

Images & Illustrations of brighten

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