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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bright  \Bright\,  a.  [OE.  briht,  AS  beorht  briht;  akin  to  OS 
  berht,  OHG.  beraht  Icel.  bjartr  Goth.  ba['i]rhts. 
  [root]94.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Shining;  splending;  luminous;  lustrous;  brilliant; 
  resplendent;  effulgent;  refulgent;  radiant;  sparkling; 
  glittering;  lucid;  beamy;  clear;  transparent; 
  illustrious;  witty;  clear;  vivacious;  sunny. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bright  \Bright\,  v.  i. 
  See  {Brite},  v.  i. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bright  \Bright\,  n. 
  Splendor;  brightness.  [Poetic] 
 
  Dark  with  excessive  bright  thy  skirts  appear.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bright  \Bright\,  adv 
  Brightly.  --Chaucer. 
 
  I  say  it  is  the  moon  that  shines  so  bright.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brite  \Brite\,  Bright  \Bright\,  v.  t. 
  To  be  or  become  overripe,  as  wheat,  barley,  or  hops.  [Prov. 
  Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bright 
  adj  1:  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}] 
  adv  :  with  brightness;  "the  stars  shone  brilliantly";  "the  windows 
  glowed  jewel  bright"  [syn:  {brilliantly},  {brightly}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bright,  IN  (CDP,  FIPS  7624) 
  Location:  39.20265  N,  84.85758  W 
  Population  (1990):  3945  (1244  housing  units) 
  Area:  37.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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