Bright v. i. See Brite, v. i.
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.
Bright, n. Splendor; brightness. [Poetic]
Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear. --Milton.
Bright, adv. Brightly.
I say it is the moon that shines so bright. --Shak.
Brite, Bright v. t. To be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops. [Prov. Eng.]
adj 1: emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts;
"the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
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"
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]