adjective, bright·er, bright·est.
- the automobile or truck headlights used for driving at night or under conditions of decreased visibility.
- the brighter level of intensity of these lights, usually deflected upward by switching on a bulb in the headlamp that strikes the lens at a different angle.
adverb, bright·er, bright·est.
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Because neutrinos from FRBs are expected to be rare, detecting any will be challenging, and would probably require a particularly bright magnetar flare to be aimed directly at Earth.Neutrinos could reveal how fast radio bursts are launched|Lisa Grossman|September 16, 2020|Science News
Over the course of the next three movements, Beethoven tries to overcome a dark real-world fate with bright, major-key melodies — and keeps getting defeated.Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is a lesson in finding hope in adversity|Charlie Harding|September 11, 2020|Vox
Twenty-three years ago, a job at Art Van Furniture was a foothold for a brighter future.Why the Democratic Party must make a clean break with Wall Street|matthewheimer|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Across a spectrum of professions from finance to entertainment, some of the brightest young minds use podcasts to stay sharp and informed.Podcast recommendations for a better life and career from Fortune’s 40 under 40|Aric Jenkins|September 5, 2020|Fortune
So maybe Tenet is Nolan’s way of focusing us on those mysteries, of creating a 21st-century Sator square on a big, bright screen.The ancient palindrome that explains Christopher Nolan’s Tenet|Alissa Wilkinson|September 4, 2020|Vox
His peers remember him as a bright man who spoke softly and occasionally came across as a bit shy.
Despite the obvious ongoing problems with disease and access to basics, the future of Africa is bright.
How could the holidays be merry and bright without Holiday Lights?
If Kendrick Lamar is the future of rap, then the future is bright.Kendrick Lamar Shuts Down ‘The Colbert Report’ with Untitled Track|Charlise Ferguson|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's a bright, drinkable IPA made with dry American hops giving the nose hints of mango and passion fruit.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Deucalion and Pyrrha saw the bright waste of water sink and grow dim and the hills emerge, and the earth show green once more.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew|Josephine Preston Peabody
She closed up the house for the night, looking out in the bright moonlight to see that all was quiet.The Precipice|Elia Wilkinson Peattie
A bright lamp hanging from the roof lighted up the little room, and gave it much of the appearance of a cabin.The Log House by the Lake|William H. G. Kingston
And with a cry she flung herself into 211 the jumble of bright garments on her bed, and wept as if her heart would break.Cloudy Jewel|Grace Livingston Hill
On the hand lying upon the book there fell a bright sunbeam.Christian Gellert's Last Christmas|Berthold Auerbach
British Dictionary definitions for bright (1 of 2)
Derived forms of brightbrightly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bright (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with bright
In addition to the idioms beginning with bright
- bright and early
- bright idea
- bright side
- look on the bright side