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 brightergolden, glistening, vivid, brilliant, shimmering, radiant, sunny, dazzling, blazing, sparkling, luminous, shiny, intense, flashing, silvery, pleasant, mild, translucent, sharp, smart
Examples from the Web for brighter
Contemporary Examples of brighter
The survivors needed hope for a brighter future, and Murakami sought to supply a salving narrative through his art.Takashi Murakami’s Art From Disaster
November 28, 2014
Then, I have this other little thing that came along who, unfortunately, is brighter than the other two put together.Charles Dance on Tywin Lannister’s S5 Return, A ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie,’ and Sexy Peter Dinklage
November 18, 2014
But she is confident that her generation will see a brighter future.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State
October 31, 2014
Leadership is the work of helping people think beyond the legal, and into the brighter and better world of the possible.The Unsung Heroism of Jesse Jackson
September 7, 2014
She writes about a world that is brighter than the world I live in.Tony Earley's Imaginary Friends
September 2, 2014
Historical Examples of brighter
She was brighter than she had been for days, more interested.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
But brighter than all glittered the silver scarfs which Arabs begged us to buy.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Suddenly, too, the world took to his eyes a brighter and fairer aspect.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
If you look at the dark side first, the other seems all the brighter.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
About noon the sky began to clear; it grew brighter and brighter.Moni the Goat-Boy
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