bright

(redirected from brighter)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

bright

 (brīt)
adj. bright·er, bright·est
1.
a. Emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; shining.
b. Comparatively high on the scale of brightness: bright red.
c. Full of light or illumination: a bright sunny day; a stage bright with spotlights.
2. Characterizing a dyestuff that produces a highly saturated color; brilliant.
3. Glorious; splendid: one of the bright stars of stage and screen; a bright moment in history.
4. Full of promise and hope; auspicious: had a bright future in publishing.
5. Happy; cheerful: bright faces.
6. Quick to learn or understand; intelligent.
7. High and clear: the bright sound of the trumpet section.

[Middle English, from Old English beorht; see bherəg- in Indo-European roots.]

bright, bright′ly adv.
Synonyms: bright, brilliant, radiant, lustrous, lambent, luminous, incandescent, effulgent
These adjectives refer to what emits or reflects light. Bright is the most general: bright sunshine; a bright white shirt.
Brilliant implies intense brightness and often suggests sparkling or gleaming light: brilliant floodlights; a brilliant gemstone.
Something radiant emits or seems to emit light in rays: a radiant sunrise; a table set with radiant crystal.
A lustrous object reflects an agreeable sheen: thick, lustrous hair.
Lambent applies to a soft, flickering light: "its tranquil streets, bathed in the lambent green of budding trees" (James C. McKinley).
Luminous especially refers to something that glows in the dark: a luminous watch dial.
Incandescent stresses burning brilliance: fireworks exploding in incandescent colors.
Effulgent suggests splendid radiance: "The crocus, the snowdrop, and the effulgent daffodil are considered bright harbingers of spring" (John Gould). See Also Synonyms at intelligent.

bright

(braɪt)
adj
1. emitting or reflecting much light; shining
2. (Colours) (of colours) intense or vivid
3. full of promise: a bright future.
4. full of animation; cheerful: a bright face.
5. informal quick witted or clever: a bright child.
6. magnificent; glorious: a bright victory.
7. polished; glistening: a bright finish.
8. (of the voice) distinct and clear
9. (of a liquid) translucent and clear: a circle of bright water.
10. bright and early very early in the morning
n
11. (Art Terms) a thin flat paintbrush with a straight sharp edge used for highlighting in oil painting
12. poetic brightness or splendour: the bright of his armour.
adv
brightly: the fire was burning bright.
[Old English beorht; related to Old Norse bjartr, Gothic bairhts clear, Old High German beraht, Norwegian bjerk, Swedish brokig pied]
ˈbrightly adv

Bright

(braɪt)
n
(Biography) John. 1811–89, British liberal statesman, economist, and advocate of free trade: with Richard Cobden he led the Anti-Corn-Law League (1838–46)

bright

(braɪt)

adj. -er, -est, adj.
1. radiating or reflecting light; luminous; shining.
2. filled with light: a bright, sunny room.
3. vivid or brilliant: bright red.
4. quick-witted or intelligent.
5. clever or witty, as a remark or idea.
6. cheerful or lively: a bright smile.
7. characterized by happiness or gladness.
8. favorable or auspicious; promising: a bright future.
9. radiant or splendid: bright pageantry.
10. illustrious or glorious, as an era.
11. clear or translucent, as liquid.
12. clear and sharp in sound.
n.
13. brights,
a. bright motor vehicle headlights used for driving esp. under conditions of low visibility.
b. the level of intensity of these lights; high beams.
14. flue-cured, light-hued tobacco.
15. Archaic. brightness; splendor.
adv.
16. in a bright manner; brightly.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English breht, beorht]
bright′ish, adj.
bright′ly, adv.

Bright

(braɪt)

n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
2.bright - having striking color; "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"
colorful, colourful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"
3.bright - characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
4.bright - having lots of light either natural or artificial; "the room was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights"
light - characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
5.bright - made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbingbright - 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"
polished - perfected or made shiny and smooth; "his polished prose"; "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes"; "freshly polished silver"
6.bright - splendid; "the bright stars of stage and screen"; "a bright moment in history"; "the bright pageantry of court"
glorious - having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature"
7.bright - not made dim or less brightbright - not made dim or less bright; "undimmed headlights"; "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed"
8.bright - clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
reverberant - having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected; "a reverberant room"; "the reverberant booms of cannon"
9.bright - characterized by happiness or gladness; "bright faces"; "all the world seems bright and gay"
happy - enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"
10.bright - full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career"; "a hopeful new singer on Broadway"
auspicious - auguring favorable circumstances and good luck; "an auspicious beginning for the campaign"
Adv.1.bright - with brightness; "the stars shone brilliantly"; "the windows glowed jewel bright"

bright

adjective
1. vivid, rich, brilliant, intense, glowing, colourful, highly-coloured a bright red dress
4. clever, brilliant, smart, sensible, cunning, ingenious, inventive, canny There are lots of books crammed with bright ideas.
5. cheerful, happy, glad, lively, jolly, merry, upbeat (informal), joyous, joyful, genial, chirpy (informal), sparky, vivacious, full of beans (informal), gay, light-hearted The boy was so bright and animated.
6. promising, good, encouraging, excellent, golden, optimistic, hopeful, favourable, prosperous, rosy, auspicious, propitious, palmy Both had successful careers and the future looked bright.
7. sunny, clear, fair, pleasant, clement, lucid, cloudless, unclouded the bright winter sky
sunny dark, grey, dim, gloomy, cloudy, overcast, dusky, poorly lit

bright

adjective
1. Giving off or reflecting light readily or in large amounts:
2. Full of color:
3. Indicative of future success or full of promise:
4. Being in or showing good spirits:
5. Mentally quick and original:
Translations
ساطِعلامِعمُشرق، لامِعبَشوش، مُبْتَهِجذَكي نَبيه
jasnýrozzářenývýraznýzářícíbystrý
klarkloglysendemunterstærk
kirkasiloinen
svijetaožarki
élénk
bjartur, skærgreindurhÿr, glaîlegurskær
明るい輝いた
밝은
pagyvėtipagyvintiprotingasryškiairyškumas
atjautīgslīksmsprātīgsspilgtsspožs
bisterjasenmočansvetelveder
ljusstarkgladintelligentklyftig
สว่างสว่างจ้า
parlakzekiaydınlıkcanlıgöz alıcı
sángsáng sủa

bright

[braɪt]
A. ADJ (brighter (compar) (brightest (superl)))
1. (= vivid, shining) [light, sun, reflection] → brillante, luminoso; [star, metal] → brillante; [surface] → resplandeciente; [fire] → luminoso; [uniform, bird, flower] → lleno de colorido; [eyes] → brillante; [colour] → fuerte, vivo
bright redrojo fuerte
her eyes were bright with excitementsus ojos brillaban de excitación
2. (= sunny) [day, weather] → radiante, soleado; [room, house] → luminoso, con mucha luz
a bright October dayun radiante or soleado día de octubre
a bright, sunny dayun día de sol radiante
the outlook is brighter for tomorrow (Met) → la previsión meteorológica para mañana es que hará mejor tiempo
3. (= cheerful) [person] → alegre, animado; [face, expression, smile] → radiante; [voice] → lleno de animación
bright and breezyradiante y lleno de vida
to look on the bright sidever el lado positivo de las cosas
4. (= clever) [person] → listo, inteligente; [idea] → brillante, genial
was it your bright idea to let the children do the washing-up? (iro) → ¿ha sido tuya la brillante or genial idea de dejar que los niños laven los platos?
whose bright idea was that? (iro) → ¿quién tuvo or de quién fue esa brillante idea?
as bright as a buttonmás listo que el hambre
5. (= promising) [future] → brillante, prometedor; [outlook, prospects, start] → prometedor
the future looks bright (for him)el futuro se le presenta brillante or prometedor
I can see a bright future ahead of youte auguro un futuro brillante
the outlook is brighterlas perspectivas son más prometedoras
B. ADV to get up bright and earlylevantarse tempranito
C. CPD bright lights NPL (US) (Aut) → luces fpl largas
he was attracted by the bright lights of the big city (fig) → se sentía atraído por las luces de neón de la gran ciudad
bright spark N (iro) → listillo/a m/f
you're a bright spark, aren't you!¡te has pasado de listo!

bright

[ˈbraɪt] adj
[future, prospect] → brillant(e)
[room, weather] → clair(e)
(= clever) → intelligent(e), doué(e)
He's not very bright → Il n'est pas très intelligent.
[idea] → lumineux/euse
[colour, light] → vif(vive)
a bright colour → une couleur vive
bright blue → bleu vif
a bright blue car → une voiture bleu vif
(= colourful) (one colour)de couleur vive; (several colours)aux couleurs vives
(= happy) → joyeux/euse
to look on the bright side → regarder le bon côté des choses

bright

adj (+er)
light, firehell; colourleuchtend; sunshine, star also, eyes, gemstrahlend; day, weatherheiter; reflectionstark; metalglänzend; bright redknallrot; it was really bright outsidees war wirklich sehr hell draußen; bright with lightshell erleuchtet; bright intervals or periods (Met) → Aufheiterungen pl; the outlook is brighter (Met) → die Aussichten sind etwas freundlicher; (fig)es sieht etwas besser aus; the bright lights (inf)der Glanz der Großstadt
(= cheerful) person, smilefröhlich, heiter; I wasn’t feeling too brightes ging mir nicht besonders gut; bright and earlyin aller Frühe ? side
(= intelligent) personintelligent, schlau; childaufgeweckt; ideaglänzend; (iro)intelligent; I’m not very bright this morningich habe heute Morgen Mattscheibe (inf); I forgot to tell him — that’s bright (inf)ich habe vergessen, ihm das zu sagentoll! (inf)
(= favourable) futureglänzend; prospects alsofreundlich; things aren’t looking too brightes sieht nicht gerade rosig aus

bright

[braɪt] adj
a. (day, weather) → sereno/a; (room) → luminoso/a; (eyes, star, gem, surface) → lucente, brillante; (sunshine) → splendente; (light, lamp) → forte; (fire, flame) → vivo/a; (colour) → vivace
bright intervals (Met) → schiarite fpl
bright red → rosso acceso
b. (cheerful, person) → vispo/a, allegro/a; (expression) → radioso/a, animato/a; (future) → brillante, radioso/a
bright and early → di buon'ora, di buon mattino
to look on the bright side → vedere il lato positivo delle cose
c. (clever, person) → intelligente, dotato/a; (idea, move) → brillante, geniale

bright

(brait) adjective
1. shining with much light. bright sunshine.
2. (of a colour) strong and bold. a bright red car.
3. cheerful. a bright smile.
4. clever. bright children.
ˈbrightly adverb
ˈbrightness noun
ˈbrighten verb
(often with up) to make or become bright or brighter. The new wallpaper brightens up the room.

bright

ساطِع, لامِع jasný klar, strålende hell λαμπερός, φωτεινός brillante, fuerte, luminoso kirkas brillant svijetao, žarki luminoso 明るい, 輝いた 밝은 fel, helder skinnende, sterk jasny brilhante, claro яркий ljus, stark สว่าง, สว่างจ้า parlak sáng 明亮的

bright

a. brillante, lustroso-a, luminoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
And in the gleams, constantly growing brighter as more fuel was piled on, the young inventor and his chum saw a weird sight.
While one of these loiterers showed the red skin and wild accouterments of a native of the woods, the other exhibited, through the mask of his rude and nearly savage equipments, the brighter, though sun-burned and long-faced complexion of one who might claim descent from a European parentage.
So it proved with poor Hepzibah; for, when she saw the young man's smile,--looking so much the brighter on a thoughtful face,--and heard his kindly tone, she broke first into a hysteric giggle and then began to sob.
Poking and burrowing into the heaped-up rubbish in the corner, unfolding one and another document, and reading the names of vessels that had long ago foundered at sea or rotted at the wharves, and those of merchants never heard of now on 'Change, nor very readily decipherable on their mossy tombstones; glancing at such matters with the saddened, weary, half-reluctant interest which we bestow on the corpse of dead activity -- and exerting my fancy, sluggish with little use, to raise up from these dry bones an image of the old towns brighter aspect, when India was a new region, and only Salem knew the way thither -- I chanced to lay my hand on a small package, carefully done up in a piece of ancient yellow parchment.
Whether it was, too, that his head being shaved, his forehead was drawn out in freer and brighter relief, and looked more expansive than it otherwise would, this I will not venture to decide; but certain it was his head was phrenologically an excellent one.
Now and then one leaps up with a cry and calls for this song or that; and then the fire leaps brighter in Tamoszius' eyes, and he flings up his fiddle and shouts to his companions, and away they go in mad career.
said his mother, with a paler cheek, and a brighter light in her large dark eyes.
Sir Francis Head, an English traveler and a Governor-General of Canada, tells us that "in both the northern and southern hemispheres of the New World, Nature has not only outlined her works on a larger scale, but has painted the whole picture with brighter and more costly colors than she used in delineating and in beautifying the Old World.
The whole sky was blazing with stars, larger and brighter than they appear through the dense atmosphere breathed by inhabitants of the lower parts of the earth.
It spread, and got lighter and brighter: soon it had a strong glare like a locomotive headlight; it kept on getting brighter and brighter till it was like the sun peeping above the horizon-line at sea - the big red rays shot high up into the sky.
Seraphims are brighter whiter and have bigger wings and I think are older and longer dead than angels which are just freshly dead and after a long time in heaven around the great white throne grow to be seraphims.
The youth and cheerfulness of morning are in happy analogy, and of powerful operation; and if the distress be not poignant enough to keep the eyes unclosed, they will be sure to open to sensations of softened pain and brighter hope.