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." --
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.