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A borough of southeast England on the English Channel south of London. It became a fashionable resort after 1783 when the Prince of Wales (later George IV) began to patronize it.


(Placename) a coastal resort in S England, in Brighton and Hove unitary authority, East Sussex: patronized by the Prince Regent, who had the Royal Pavilion built (1782); seat of the University of Sussex (1966) and the University of Brighton (1992). Pop: 134 293 (2001)


(ˈbraɪt n)

a city in East Sussex, in SE England: seashore resort. 154,400.
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Noun1.Brighton - a city in East Sussex in southern England that is a popular resort; site of the University of Sussex
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I never heard anything of all that; I was only told of your embarkation at Brighthelmstone and your landing in Normandy.
is the fishing village of Brighthelmstone now known as?
The town is an ancient settlement dating before the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was known as Brighthelmstone.