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.
- briggs, henry,
- briggsian logarithm,
- brigham city,
- bright and early,
- bright coal,
- bright idea,
- bright lights,
- bright side
Origin of bright
Examples from the Web for bright
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
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