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.
Origin of bright
Synonyms for bright
Antonyms for bright
Related Words for brightgolden, glistening, vivid, brilliant, shimmering, radiant, sunny, dazzling, blazing, sparkling, luminous, shiny, intense, flashing, silvery, pleasant, mild, translucent, sharp, smart
Examples from the Web for bright
Contemporary Examples of bright
His peers remember him as a bright man who spoke softly and occasionally came across as a bit shy.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
Despite the obvious ongoing problems with disease and access to basics, the future of Africa is bright.Silicon Valley Sets Its Sights on Africa
December 22, 2014
How could the holidays be merry and bright without Holiday Lights?Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving
P. J. O’Rourke
December 20, 2014
If Kendrick Lamar is the future of rap, then the future is bright.Kendrick Lamar Shuts Down ‘The Colbert Report’ with Untitled Track
December 17, 2014
In his black suits, Hitchcock always looked odd in the bright California sun.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of bright
Some of these bright beings are speaking, and others are silent.
He gazed on the bright landscape, as if it had been the countenance of a friend.
They were clothed in bright garments, with garlands on their heads.
The bright eyes burned at him for a moment longer out of the shadow.
What wonder, then, that Andrew began to see the world through a bright mist?
Word Origin for bright
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.
In addition to the idioms beginning with bright
- bright and early
- bright idea
- bright side
- look on the bright side