1. Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark. "The sun was bright o'erhead." (Longfellow) "The earth was dark, but the heavens were bright." (Drake) "The public places were as bright as at noonday." (Macaulay)
3. Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty. "Bright as an angel new-dropped from the sky." (Parnell)
Synonyms: Shining, splending, luminous, lustrous, brilliant, resplendent, effulgent, refulgent, radiant, sparkling, glittering, lucid, beamy, clear, transparent, illustrious, witty, clear, vivacious, sunny.
Origin: OE. Briht, AS. Beorht, briht; akin to OS. Berht, OHG. Beraht, Icel. Bjartr, Goth. Bairhts.
(01 Mar 1998)
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