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Bright

[brahyt] /braɪt/
noun
1.
John, 1811–89, British statesman and economist.
2.
Richard, 1789–1858, English physician.
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British Dictionary definitions for r bright

bright

/braɪt/
adjective
1.
emitting or reflecting much light; shining
2.
(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
noun
11.
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
adverb
13.
brightly: the fire was burning bright
See also brights
Derived Forms
brightly, adverb
Word Origin
Old English beorht; related to Old Norse bjartr, Gothic bairhts clear, Old High German beraht, Norwegian bjerk, Swedish brokig pied

Bright

/braɪt/
noun
1.
John. 1811–89, British liberal statesman, economist, and advocate of free trade: with Richard Cobden he led the Anti-Corn-Law League (1838–46)
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Word Origin and History for r bright

bright

adj.

Old English bryht, by metathesis from beorht "bright; splendid; clear-sounding; beautiful; divine," from Proto-Germanic *berhta- "bright" (cf. Old Saxon berht, Old Norse bjartr, Old High German beraht, Gothic bairhts "bright"), from PIE root *bhereg- "to gleam, white" (cf. Sanskrit bhrajate "shines, glitters," Lithuanian breksta "to dawn," Welsh berth "bright, beautiful"). Meaning "quick-witted" is from 1741.

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Slang definitions & phrases for r bright

bright

noun

Day; the daytime (1930s+ Black)


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Idioms and Phrases with r bright
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