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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bright /ˈbraɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bright v. i. See Brite, v. i.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bright a.
 1. Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.
    The sun was bright o'erhead.   --Longfellow.
    The earth was dark, but the heavens were bright.   --Drake.
    The public places were as bright as at noonday.   --Macaulay.
 2. Transmitting light; clear; transparent.
 From the brightest wines
 He 'd turn abhorrent.   --Thomson.
 3. Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty.
    Bright as an angel new-dropped from the sky.   --Parnell.
 4. Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.
 5. Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery.
    Be bright and jovial among your guests.   --Shak.
 6. Illustrious; glorious.
    In the brightest annals of a female reign.   --Cotton.
 7. Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.
    That he may with more ease, with brighter evidence, and with surer success, draw the bearner on.   --I. Watts.
 8. Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance.
    Here the bright crocus and blue violet grew.   --Pope.
 Note:Bright is used in composition in the sense of brilliant, clear, sunny, etc.; as, bright-eyed, bright-haired, bright-hued.
 Syn: -- Shining; splending; luminous; lustrous; brilliant; resplendent; effulgent; refulgent; radiant; sparkling; glittering; lucid; beamy; clear; transparent; illustrious; witty; clear; vivacious; sunny.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bright, n. Splendor; brightness. [Poetic]
    Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bright, adv. Brightly.
    I say it is the moon that shines so bright.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brite, Bright  v. t. To be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops. [Prov. Eng.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts;
             "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
             [ant: dull]
      2: having striking color; "bright greens"; "brilliant
         tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage" [syn: brilliant,
      3: characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some
         children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart
         children talk earlier than the average" [syn: smart]
      4: having lots of light either natural or artificial; "the room
         was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights"
      5: 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" [syn: burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny]
      6: splendid; "the bright stars of stage and screen"; "a bright
         moment in history"; "the bright pageantry of court"
      7: not made dim or less bright; "undimmed headlights";
         "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the
         houselights were still undimmed" [syn: undimmed] [ant: dimmed]
      8: clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the
         trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
         [syn: brilliant]
      9: characterized by happiness or gladness; "bright faces"; "all
         the world seems bright and gay"
      10: abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day"; "one shining
          norming"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny" [syn: shining,
           shiny, sunshiny, sunny]
      11: full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the
          scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political
          career" [syn: promising]
      adv : with brightness; "the stars shone brilliantly"; "the windows
            glowed jewel bright" [syn: brilliantly, brightly]