Brigandish to Bring

(Brig"and*ish) a. Like a brigand or freebooter; robberlike.

(Brig"and*ism) n. Brigandage.

(Brig"an*tine) n. [F. brigantin, fr. It. brigantino, originally, a practical vessel. See Brigand, and cf. Brig]

1. A practical vessel. [Obs.]

2. A two-masted, square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig in that she does not carry a square mainsail.

3. See Brigandine.

(Brig"ge) n. A bridge. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Bright) v. i. See Brite, v. i.

(Bright) a. [OE. briht, AS. beorht, briht; akin to OS. berht, OHG. beraht, Icel. bjartr, Goth. baírhts. &radic94.]

1. Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.

The sun was bright o'erhead.

The earth was dark, but the heavens were bright.

The public places were as bright as at noonday.

2. Transmitting light; clear; transparent.

From the brightest wines
He 'd turn abhorrent.

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.

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.

6. Illustrious; glorious.

In the brightest annals of a female reign.

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.

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

  By PanEris using Melati.

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