Bright

Definition of Bright

v. i.1.See Brite, v. i.
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.
bright side
the positive or favorable aspects of a situation.
to look on the bright side
to focus the attention on favorable aspects of a situation; to minimize attention to possible negative or unfavorable factors in a situation.
n.1.Splendor; brightness.
Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear.
- Milton.
adv.1.Brightly.
I say it is the moon that shines so bright.
- Shak.

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