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  • full or promise
  • "had a bright future in publishing"
  • "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"
  • having lots of light either natural or artificial
  • "the room was bright and airy"
  • "a stage bright with spotlights"
  • emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
  • "the sun was bright and hot"
  • "a bright sunlit room"
  • not made dim or less bright
  • "undimmed headlights"
  • "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed"
  • having striking color
  • "bright greens"
  • "brilliant tapestries"
  • "a bird with vivid plumage"
  • abounding with sunlight
  • "a bright sunny day"
  • "one shining norming"- John Muir
  • "when it is warm and shiny"
  • splendid
  • "the bright stars of stage and screen"
  • "a bright moment in history"
  • "the bright pageantry of court"
  • characterized by happiness or gladness
  • "bright faces"
  • "all the world seems bright and gay"
  • characterized by quickness and ease in learning
  • "some children are brighter in one subject than another"
  • "smart children talk earlier than the average"
  • 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"
  • clear and sharp and ringing
  • "the bright sound of the trumpet section"
  • "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
  • with brightness
  • "the stars shone brilliantly"
  • "the windows glowed jewel bright"
bright
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. 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." --

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    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.

  • 1. Splendor; brightness. [Poetic]

    "Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear. Milton." --

  • 1. Brightly. Chaucer.

    "I say it is the moon that shines so bright. Shak." --

 

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