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bright

adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bright child (=intelligent)
▪ He was a bright child – always asking questions.
a bright idea (=a very good idea - often used ironically)
▪ Whose bright idea was it to leave the washing out in the rain?
a bright patch
▪ Poppies and daisies provided bright patches of colour along the edge of the field.
a bright smilewritten (= when you look very happy, but you may not feel happy)
▪ She forced a bright smile.
a bright sun
▪ It was a warm day with a bright sun overhead.
a bright/strong colour (=strong and noticeable)
▪ Bright colours look good in strong sunlight.
be too bright/modern etc for sb’s taste
▪ The building was too modern for my taste.
bright pink
bright pink lipstick
bright pinks
▪ Her room was decorated in bright pinks and purples.
bright red
▪ We painted the door bright red.
bright sunlight
▪ She shaded her eyes against the bright sunlight.
bright (=happy or excited)
▪ the bright eyes of the children
bright
▪ The moon was very bright.
bright
▪ the brightest star in the night sky
bright/brilliant/blazing/dazzling sunshine
▪ We stepped out of the plane into the bright sunshine of Corfu.
bright/clear/cloudless (=without clouds)
▪ The sun rose higher in the cloudless sky.
bright/promising (=showing signs of being successful)
▪ Her future as a tennis player looks promising.
bright/strong
▪ The light was so bright he had to shut his eyes.
dark/light/pale/bright blue
▪ a dark blue raincoat
dark/light/pale/bright green
▪ a dark green dress
one bright spot
▪ The computer industry is the one bright spot in the economy at the moment.
only bright spot
▪ The only bright spot of the evening was when the food arrived.
the bright side (=the good things about a situation)
▪ It was her nature to look on the bright side.
the future looks good/bright etc
▪ The future looks good for the company.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
as
▪ The skin on the face was deeply wrinkled all over, but the eyes were as bright as two stars.
▪ The screen still is not as bright as it could be, though.
▪ Some of them are frail physically but are as bright as a button in their minds.
▪ The most direct interpretation is that one entire night was about as bright as day.
▪ The picture of the Virgin, on the other hand, was as bright as if painted yesterday.
▪ Their team is not as strong now, nor its future as bright, as when previous applications were rejected.
▪ Next day, when he awoke at noon, he was as bright and cheerful as if nothing at all had happened.
▪ The dark is lit as bright as day.
so
▪ And he was already so bright, anyway.
▪ Richard used to tell me about the stars, billions of miles away, so bright.
▪ Now I led the way - which was not so bright, after all.
▪ The moon was so bright I could see a figure running flat out up into the rocky hills.
▪ It was so bright and sharp.
▪ The full moon last night was so bright I could almost read by it.
▪ Today the three groups' future no longer looks so bright.
▪ The gloss on the story was that I was so bright that I understood them if they told me to stay somewhere.
too
▪ Often the light is too bright, which can cause difficulties for all children.
▪ It was far too bright to be a star, but one could look directly at its tiny disk without discomfort.
▪ The shadows are like black pits and the gaslight is too bright.
▪ Ha cheeks were two vivid spots of colour and her eyes were too bright.
▪ Other requirements: Light: Requires subdued light from above. Too bright light will harm the plant.
▪ You may have too bright a light and a reduction in this, or the addition of floating plants, might help.
▪ Not too bright at all, I put just that bit of white in like you said and it's coming on lovely.
▪ Out of doors it was too bright to see, the sun brilliant in contrast to the interior.
very
▪ If you want to use some very bright red flowers choose a subtle, gentle background with which they can blend.
▪ In addition to being very bright, he was very witty.
▪ He didn't look very bright, which he was.
▪ There was Peggy Cass, who was very bright, quick and funny, and we were a beautiful contrast.
▪ One of my friends at Binbrook was Sheila - tall, awkward, difficult, but a very bright girl.
▪ I know now that there is a difference between being very bright and very effective.
▪ The male is a little larger than the female and has very bright orange ventral fins when in breeding colouration.
▪ Our restaurant business has tremendous financial strength and a very bright future.
■ NOUN
blue
▪ White predominated, sea-green and bright blue were also favourites.
▪ He was wearing some kind of uniform, navy blue with bright blue buttons.
▪ It is divided horizontally by color with bright blue on the head and back and yellow on the stomach and tail.
▪ The sky was bright blue, and the woods glowed with light.
▪ The rims of the eyes also have this same bright blue, and they retain this coloration in the adult stage.
child
▪ It was difficult to imagine a more stimulating environment for bright children who might otherwise have lost out on their education.
▪ The brightest children would be expected to do about six questions within 30 minutes.
▪ But what can we do to help the bright child who works well during term but bombs in exams through nerves?
▪ Despite this, she was a bright child and did well at school.
▪ Another layer of guilt was added for brighter children who acclimatised sufficiently to start pulling ahead of their classmates.
▪ The brighter children or youngsters tends to do somewhat worse on such exams.
▪ In an interview with the Guardian last month, he said A-levels were too easy for the brightest children.
▪ It is not that teachers in our primary schools dislike teaching bright children.
color
▪ People drove out to see it, a patch of bright colors in the snow, and dropped in to see him.
▪ Joop sent his boys out in Tyroleaninspired hats, many in flashy bright colors and some in animal skins.
▪ In their bright colors, they looked like an exotic group of forest creatures grazing their natural habitat.
▪ She prefers bright colors in floral patterns or wide stripes.
▪ This woman, the campesina, had painted it in bright colors.
▪ Looks real black and white now-very clear-but back then everything came at you in these bright colors.
▪ She had a stick painted with bands of bright colors, from which hung a gong.
▪ Therefore, it is not surprising that they are the only mammals decorated with bright colors such as blue and pink.
colour
▪ This is not simple mimicry, which would only entail being the same bright colour as a distasteful species.
▪ Their tart flavour adds piquancy and the bright colour looks stunning.
▪ I awake at seven, amazed at myself, and bathe and dress in a bright colour.
▪ The dream flashed across my mind in bright colour.
▪ All they need is a patch of bright colour on their tails.
▪ Wear gloves in another bright colour, thick tights in yet another.
▪ Darwin's explanation of bright colour has lain dormant and untested for over a century.
▪ The red robe they gave her there was the first bright colour she had worn.
colours
▪ Those were the days before people dyed their hair bright colours, the days of henna.
▪ They can be had in bright colours, like the new Eheim or more laid-back, like the new Interpet.
▪ He dyed doves various bright colours to fly around and adorn the folly and the town.
▪ But extra light will accentuate the bright colours of the leaves and accelerate bushy growth.
▪ Ribbons and slashing are of contrasting bright colours identifying the individual regiments.
▪ It is one of the most popular rasboras despite complete lack of any bright colours.
▪ A more continuing change has been the wearing of smarter suits by most males and of brighter colours by many ladies.
▪ One of the H. Fire development bright colours within only a few days and began a reign of terror.
day
▪ It was a bright day and the official Zil lurched towards them.
▪ Until one bright day, at long last, a green shadow appeared.
▪ A large, empty room with high, narrow windows through which the bright day filtered slowly on to various shades of brown.
▪ Another bright day, almost hot, and the trees along the road flamed up in brilliant reds and golds.
▪ It was a fine bright day and he felt sure he had made the right decision.
▪ It was a cold, bright day.
▪ In the cool light of this brighter day it was hard to conceive of it as a visitation of demons.
future
▪ To summarise therefore, a big change, but a happy one, and a bright future in the Norfolk countryside.
▪ Our restaurant business has tremendous financial strength and a very bright future.
▪ No bright future Stephanie Nettell controlled her over-large panel well, asking probing questions to lead them on their way.
▪ All four look set for a bright future.
▪ Bioremediation is a promising and rapidly developing treatment technology with a bright future.
▪ He's hoping for a bright future.
▪ A bright future spread out before him.
▪ The shorts are betting that theirs is an industry with a bright future.
green
▪ They were loose-legged and bright green with white lace.
▪ The snow pea leaves should be bright green in color.
▪ They are ribbon-shaped and bright green.
▪ Heat very briefly so that the snow peas just turn bright green.
▪ Description: The leaves of the submerged plant are bright green, lance-shaped or even oval.
▪ The valley beckons the hiker with rolling grasslands that are bright green in spring and golden in autumn.
▪ Buy them fresh and bright green, with no dark marks.
▪ The bright green, narrow, lance-shaped leaves are arranged round the stem.
idea
▪ A Newcastle school aims to open a shop to sell pupils' bright ideas.
▪ That bright idea, understandably, provoked howls of protest and is so obviously wrong that Rep.
▪ This year's Better Environment Awards for Industry include a new category: for companies with bright ideas on recovering waste.
▪ In this faded house among the ferns, a bright idea was inevitably taking form.
▪ Moira was full of bright ideas about the mixing, and some synth effects she wanted me to lay down.
▪ In May 1988, Tudorbury dealers had the bright idea of fixing a football game with Harvard Securities.
▪ Angela soon had quite a bright idea.
▪ Some one must have thought it was a bright idea, though.
light
▪ Circles of bright light ... and ... a woman.
▪ At first the hot, bright light was unbearable.
▪ It had to be the cold air and the bright lights against the darkness.
▪ Whiston worried, of course, that bright lights might also falter when trying to deliver a time signal at sea.
▪ In the bright lights of the foyer his face was clearly illuminated.
▪ But then I saw this bright light at the window.
▪ It is helpful for pupils not to have to look into bright light.
▪ Under the bright lights in the train, both boy and man look pale, lifeless.
red
▪ There is an enormous range of colours available, from bright reds and yellows, through buffs and browns, to purplish-black.
▪ They were longer than the claws of a grizzly, perfectly groomed and polished bright red.
▪ Spike finally makes it-he's bright red from running.
▪ Then she rears upward, and up it comes, naked and pink, her hairy baby, its stump bright red.
▪ Only these caps with Yankees and Mets logos are hot pink and bright red, hardly the stuff of traditionalists.
▪ My face and neck are flushed bright red.
▪ Finally she brushed past us toward the office, her cheek bright red.
▪ Without three pars, the balance sheet for the week would be bright red.
side
▪ On the bright side, conditions at Nagashima have improved.
▪ Another is that they have an in-built bias towards optimism, always looking on the bright side of life.
▪ Experts believe it is all part of a wartime spirit of looking on the bright side.
▪ Few people look at the bright side of impromptu, outdoor conversations with hibernating neighbors.
▪ This is the bright side of extreme free enterprise.
▪ Look on the bright side, Cuz.
smile
▪ With her bouffant hairdo, elaborate plumage, gushing charm and bright smile she is a caricature of a countess.
▪ He was looking at them in turn with his bright smile.
▪ Indeed, she had scarcely enough presence of mind to return Sybil's bright smile and bid farewell to the genial innkeepers.
spark
▪ Here, some bright spark thought Windsor Castle was on fire and called the fire brigade!
▪ Quo and Maiden are in the lead but a few bright sparks voted for Saxon.
▪ Some academics try to counteract this trend by trying to identify the bright sparks and arrange special seminars for them.
▪ The growers appeared to be facing ruin until one bright spark hit on an idea.
▪ She watched the bright spark of the spear approaching, and felt nothing but a dull kind of relief.
▪ I should have realised that genius, as some bright spark in the office said, has a lot to do with genes.
▪ Too many bright sparks have been lost to Britain in the past.
▪ It didn't take long for some bright spark to try out the Doom Diver Catapult in a battle.
spot
▪ It was a thin, elegant face with bright spots of red on the cheeks, like a painted lady.
▪ Yet the South Carolina economy does have bright spots.
▪ This and our unbelievable performance against Northtown have been the only bright spots in another nightmare week.
▪ I kept on seeing little bright spots, so I kept on turning my legs.
▪ Their only bright spot, thus far, being a 5-1 defeat of Swindon.
▪ These are the bright spots in this 257-page discourse.
▪ One bright spot will be a new materials research centre at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California.
▪ There was some bright spots in the October trade report.
star
▪ Norma is very obscure; its brightest star, Gamma, is only of magnitude 4.0.
▪ Discovered in the early 1960s, quasars at first seemed to be small, bright stars.
▪ He became a bright star in a contemporary galaxy of writing-masters.
▪ It appears in the constellation Pisces, which has no bright stars.
▪ The nearest fairly bright star to the constellation is Nu Hydræ.
▪ Also in the line of the rings was the bright star of Titan, and the fainter sparks of the other moons.
▪ Most of the brighter stars plotted are of the second magnitude, while the fainter ones are of the fourth.
▪ Away from the haze and lights of the city, bright stars fill the spectacularly clear sky.
stars
▪ It is a beautiful night, a full moon and a few bright stars against the black sky over the Heath.
▪ Later, as he drove, the night cooled, sagging low with bright stars that flooded every street and yard.
▪ Then it erupted in a shower of cold, bright stars, brilliant with a sharp, astonishing, searing pain.
▪ Even as it was, the glare of the Earth, filling half the sky, drowned all but the brighter stars.
▪ Most of the brighter stars plotted are of the second magnitude, while the fainter ones are of the fourth.
▪ Discovered in the early 1960s, quasars at first seemed to be small, bright stars.
▪ Altair, at a distance of 17 light-years, is one of the closest of the bright stars.
▪ It appears in the constellation Pisces, which has no bright stars.
sunlight
▪ Now the rattle and roar of the tube faded abruptly as it surfaced into bright sunlight.
▪ They slept, and when they woke again in the strong bright sunlight, Cristalena pinched him.
▪ Actually, of course, the only time wearing shades is anonymous is in bright sunlight.
▪ Even in the bright sunlight the air feels thick and soiled.
▪ Hopelessly she walked outside and stood in bright sunlight wondering what to do; a few thoughtful seconds later she knew.
▪ Dark glasses are also recommended in bright sunlight.
▪ Wings embracing, they play in bright sunlight, Necks caressing roam the blue clouds.
▪ She shaded her eyes and shivered in the bright sunlight.
sunshine
▪ This hasn't grown so well this year compared to previous summers, probably because of the lack of really bright sunshine.
▪ Once you have dragged yourself from your bed, go into the bright sunshine as soon as possible.
▪ By the time of the start, the early morning rain and fog had given way to warm bright sunshine.
▪ He was suddenly aware of the sun, of bright sunshine pouring into the car.
▪ You will never think you can survive, when suddenly you are back out in the bright sunshine, racing forward.
▪ She went back out into the bright sunshine while Julius made all the arrangements for Eleanor's departure.
▪ It is dark in there after the bright sunshine and snow outside.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bright idea
▪ George came up with the bright idea of visiting every pub we passed.
▪ I don't know what kind of present she'd like -- if you have any bright ideas let me know.
▪ I like it! It sounds like a really bright idea.
▪ Whose bright idea was it to give the cat a bath?
▪ Whose bright idea was it to start major road repairs right at the start of the holiday season?
▪ Why not ask Sylvia? She's always full of bright ideas.
▪ A Newcastle school aims to open a shop to sell pupils' bright ideas.
▪ Angela soon had quite a bright idea.
▪ Del Plonka recalls that some one once got the bright idea of pumping water from the Saigon River into nearby tunnels.
▪ If even one-tenth of those bright ideas published could be brought to fruition, the world would be transformed.
▪ In May 1988, Tudorbury dealers had the bright idea of fixing a football game with Harvard Securities.
▪ In this faded house among the ferns, a bright idea was inevitably taking form.
▪ Their bright ideas and bad judgments are the standards by which the record industry still rates its progress and practices.
▪ Your bright idea could even earn you some extra cash.
bright spot
▪ But for every bright spot in the region there was a laggard.
▪ But now even those bright spots may be fading.
▪ I kept on seeing little bright spots, so I kept on turning my legs.
▪ Redland was a bright spot, up 34p at 481p, after figures and the Steetley merger.
▪ The money was the one bright spot the evening had produced so far, the carrot to the threat of the stick.
▪ The only bright spot was the news that Lewis should be fit to bowl in the final Test.
▪ This and our unbelievable performance against Northtown have been the only bright spots in another nightmare week.
▪ Yet the South Carolina economy does have bright spots.
even bigger/better/brighter etc
▪ But he actually proved even better than I thought.
▪ He had hoped to play an even bigger, more traditional role.
▪ I sort of thought the accident would make us play even better.
▪ It was even better when I got a hug and a kiss from the former Miss Minnesota!
▪ Many companies do so because smart managers know the importance of rewarding good work and inspiring even better efforts.
▪ There was something spontaneous and lively in his manner of speaking that made whatever he was saying sound even better.
▪ This show will be even better than the last one and is not to be missed!
▪ What is the best way of stemming this decline or, even better, of regenerating the economy?
sunny/bright intervals
▪ Any overnight mist or fog will clear quickly to leave most of the country with sunny intervals and scattered showers.
▪ East Anglia: Rather cloudy, mainly dry, some sunny intervals.
▪ Many sheltered central and south-eastern areas might stay dry with perhaps some sunny intervals.
▪ Outlook for tomorrow and Sunday: Mainly dry and mild, with sunny intervals after clearance of any early mist or fog.
▪ The day should gradually become dry with sunny intervals.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a bright and promising career in the Navy
▪ a bright eight-year-old girl
▪ a bright idea
▪ a bright smile
▪ a bright yellow van
▪ a bright, airy room
▪ a book with bright, bold illustrations
▪ After so long indoors the bright sunshine hurt Jack's eyes.
▪ Claire had a lovely bright bedroom which was decorated in yellow and white.
▪ Companies want to prevent their best and brightest employees from being headhunted by rival organizations.
▪ Even as a small child, it was obvious that Bobby was very bright.
▪ From the top of the hill they could see the bright lights of the city below them.
▪ If you are cycling at night, always wear something bright.
▪ Many of the houses were painted bright colors.
▪ That wasn't a very bright thing to do.
▪ the bright afternoon sun
▪ The artist clearly loved bright colours.
▪ The big windows in this room make it nice and bright.
▪ The front door was painted bright red.
▪ The light in here is not bright enough to read by.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Deng responded optimistically that the outlook was still bright.
▪ He has a triangular version of Rupert's stylised muzzle with the same pricked ears and bright black-button eyes.
▪ It was a bright, cheerful morning and she was in a bright and cheerful mood.
▪ Natalie is bright and she knows it.
▪ The text is helpful, and the maps are bright and cheery.
▪ These are not just interesting hypotheses or bright ideas.
▪ They never bothered that we were just spectating-we were driving a bright red Carrera 911 with a great exhaust note!
Wikipedia

Bright

Bright may refer to:

Bright (American band)

Bright is a post-rock and ambient music group based in Brooklyn, New York.

Bright (Japanese band)

Bright was a dance vocal band in Japan under major label Rhythm Zone.

Bright (song)

"Bright" is a song performed by American pop rock band Echosmith. It was released to American radio on February 2, 2015 through Warner Bros. Records as the second single from their debut studio album, Talking Dreams (2013). The song became the group's second Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and their second top-ten hit on the Adult Top 40.

Bright (surname)

Bright is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Bill Bright (1921–2003), American evangelist
  • Bobby Bright (born 1952), former U.S. congressman and former mayor of Montgomery, Alabama
  • Crystal Bright (born 1981), American musician and artist
  • Dora Bright (1862–1951), English composer and pianist
  • Sir Graham Bright (born 1942), British Conservative politician
  • Greg Bright (born 1957), American football player
  • H. R. "Bum" Bright (1920-2004), American businessman and former owner of the Dallas Cowboys
  • Heather Bright (born 1982), American singer
  • Henry Edward Bright (1819–1904) South Australian politician. Also his son (1843–1917), a mayor of Gawler, South Australia.
  • James Franck Bright (1832–1920), English historian
  • Jason Bright (born 1973), Australian racing driver
  • Jesse Bright (1812–1875), U.S. Senator removed from office during the American Civil War
  • John Bright (1811–1889), British Liberal politician
  • Richard Bright (actor) (1937–2006), American actor
  • Richard Bright (physician) (1789–1858), English physician and early pioneer in the research of kidney disease
  • Robert Bright (1902–1988), American author and illustrator of children's literature
  • Simon Bright, Art and set decorator ( The Lord of the Rings (film series))
  • Susie Bright (born 1958), sexuality writer
  • Torah Bright (born 1986), Australian snowboarder
  • William Bright (1928–2006), linguist

Bright (company)

Bright is a platform distributing digital art founded by Abdel Bounane and Martin-Zack Mekkaoui.

It provides video, data and interactive artworks subscriptions for brands, connected places and smart cities.

It has been noticed by European newspapers as the first providing a business model for digital art.

Website : www.brig.ht

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bright

Brite \Brite\, Bright \Bright\, v. t. To be or become overripe, as wheat, barley, or hops. [Prov. Eng.]

Bright

Bright \Bright\, v. i. See Brite, v. i.

Bright

Bright \Bright\, a. [OE. briht, AS. beorht, briht; akin to OS. berht, OHG. beraht, Icel. bjartr, Goth. ba['i]rhts.

  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.

  2. Transmitting light; clear; transparent.

    From the brightest wines He 'd turn abhorrent.
    --Thomson.

  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.

  4. Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.

  5. Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery.

    Be bright and jovial among your guests.
    --Shak.

  6. Illustrious; glorious.

    In the brightest annals of a female reign.
    --Cotton.

  7. Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.

    That he may with more ease, with brighter evidence, and with surer success, draw the bearner on.
    --I. Watts.

  8. Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance.

    Here the bright crocus and blue violet grew.
    --Pope.

    Note: Bright is used in composition in the sense of brilliant, clear, sunny, etc.; as, bright-eyed, bright-haired, bright-hued.

    bright side the positive or favorable aspects of a situation.

    to look on the bright side to focus the attention on favorable aspects of a situation; to minimize attention to possible negative or unfavorable factors in a situation.

    Syn: Shining; splending; luminous; lustrous; brilliant; resplendent; effulgent; refulgent; radiant; sparkling; glittering; lucid; beamy; clear; transparent; illustrious; witty; clear; vivacious; sunny.

Bright

Bright \Bright\, n. Splendor; brightness. [Poetic]

Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear.
--Milton.

Bright

Bright \Bright\, adv. Brightly.
--Chaucer.

I say it is the moon that shines so bright.
--Shak.

WordNet

bright

  1. adj. emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room" [ant: dull]

  2. having striking color; "bright greens"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage" [syn: brilliant, vivid]

  3. characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average" [syn: smart]

  4. having lots of light either natural or artificial; "the room was bright and airy"; "a stage bright with spotlights"

  5. made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents" [syn: burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny]

  6. splendid; "the bright stars of stage and screen"; "a bright moment in history"; "the bright pageantry of court"

  7. not made dim or less bright; "undimmed headlights"; "surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed" [syn: undimmed] [ant: dimmed]

  8. clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets" [syn: brilliant]

  9. characterized by happiness or gladness; "bright faces"; "all the world seems bright and gay"

  10. abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day"; "one shining norming"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny" [syn: shining, shiny, sunshiny, sunny]

  11. full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political career" [syn: promising]

bright

adv. with brightness; "the stars shone brilliantly"; "the windows glowed jewel bright" [syn: brilliantly, brightly]

Wiktionary

bright

a. 1 Visually dazzling; luminous, lucent, clear, radiant; not dark. 2 Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent. n. 1 An artist's brush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a flat, somewhat tapering bristle head. 2 (context obsolete English) splendour; brightness 3 (context neologism English) A person with a naturalistic worldview with no supernatural or mystical elements.

Gazetteer

Bright, IN -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Indiana

Population (2000): 5405
Housing Units (2000): 1811
Land area (2000): 14.308764 sq. miles (37.059527 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 14.308764 sq. miles (37.059527 sq. km)
FIPS code: 07624
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 39.218114 N, 84.862357 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Bright, IN
Bright
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

bright

Old English bryht, by metathesis from beorht "bright; splendid; clear-sounding; beautiful; divine," from Proto-Germanic *berhta- "bright" (cognates: Old Saxon berht, Old Norse bjartr, Old High German beraht, Gothic bairhts "bright"), from PIE root *bhereg- "to gleam, white" (cognates: Sanskrit bhrajate "shines, glitters," Lithuanian breksta "to dawn," Welsh berth "bright, beautiful"). Meaning "quick-witted" is from 1741.

Usage examples of "bright".

Gilwyn looked up at the moon, which was amazingly bright on his face, and wondered at the precision of the heavens.

Instead, the ambulance had blue bins filled with plasticwrapped packages, and rows of bright lights that made her squint.

Sunlight, filtered through a great sandstorm far away in the desert, bounced off an open bay window and down, too bright, as if amplified, into the courtyard to illuminate a patch or pool of deep red.

The globes of bright fury attached themselves to the struts and bit angrily into the metal.

After making appointments, writing schedules, letters, and notes that would allow our household to continue in its predictable harmony, she marked the mirror in her hotel room with an annulling X in bright red lipstick, paid her bill with cash, flirted with, the doorman, and gave a large tip to the boy who brought her the car.

How serene does she now arise, a queen among the Pleiades, in the penultimate antelucan hour, shod in sandals of bright gold, coifed with a veil of what do you call it gossamer.

Generally speaking, he prefers bright tints to darker ones, but his likes and dislikes are capricious, and with regard to some colors his antipathy amounts to positive horror.

In the process, Vonnegut reviews with bright venom the apotheoses of advertising, Chamber of Commercism, joinerism, and vulgarity that the new society has arrived at, with particular emphasis on the moral climate of the time.

In similar manner from the full weight platform they arrived in the bright white.

Richmond Park possessed itself, even on that bright day of June, with arrowy cuckoos shifting the tree-points of their calls, and the wood doves announcing high summer.

And over her poor attenuated face with its cheeks burning with fever, there swept the bright hope of a new life.

Bright, who had preceded us and stood in the midst like a General of Division, ordering autocratically and issuing commands for fresh supplies, as if he was going to banquet the southern district en musse.

She proceeded up the river, and never did the scenery on the banks of the beautiful Lee look finer than on that bright autumnal day.

Somebody at Cold Spring Harbor mentioned to the journalist compiling the piece that if they were looking for bankable horses, there was a bright, young, single, obscure young man out in the Midwest who had initiated an interesting bit of work and who, word had it, was not entirely unphotogenic.

The girls were fascinated by the bright orange and white and the red and yellow conical shaped banksia flowers.