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 brightsdaylight, daybreak, dawning, morning, dawn, light, aurora, sunup, morn, cockcrow, sunrise, sunshine, sunlight, daytime, dayspring, bright
Examples from the Web for brights
Historical Examples of brights
He dare not touch a drop because he has Brights disease in the last stages.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal
Professor Christison also claims that three-fourths, or even four-fifths, of Brights disease in Scotland is produced by alcohol.
These changes were so marked as to justify a diagnosis of incipient nephritis, or Brights disease.
They lasted in Mr. Brights case till his death, and there was between him and Mr. Field something which might be called affection.Cyrus W. Field; his Life and Work
Isabella Field Judson
On leaving the Brights' dinner-party, Captain Dalton made his way to his car and sped out upon the moonlit road.Banked Fires
E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
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