Syn. Shining; splending; luminous; lustrous; brilliant; resplendent; effulgent; refulgent; radiant; sparkling; glittering; lucid; beamy; clear; transparent; illustrious; witty; clear; vivacious; sunny.
(Bright), n. Splendor; brightness. [Poetic]
Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear.
(Bright), adv. Brightly. Chaucer.
I say it is the moon that shines so bright.
(Bright"en), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brightened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Brightening.] [From Bright, a.]
1. To make bright or brighter; to make to shine; to increase the luster of; to give a brighter hue to.
2. To make illustrious, or more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to.
The present queen would brighten her character, if she would exert her authority to instill virtues into
3. To improve or relieve by dispelling gloom or removing that which obscures and darkens; to shed light
upon; to make cheerful; as, to brighten one's prospects.
An ecstasy, which mothers only feel,
Plays round my heart and brightens all my sorrow.
4. To make acute or witty; to enliven. Johnson.
(Bright"en), v. i. [AS. beorhtan.] To grow bright, or more bright; to become less dark or gloomy; to
clear up; to become bright or cheerful.
And night shall brighten into day.
And, all his prospects brightening to the last,
His heaven commences ere world be past.
(Bright"-har`nessed) a. Having glittering armor. [Poetic] Milton.
1. Brilliantly; splendidly; with luster; as, brightly shining armor.
2. With lively intelligence; intelligently.
Looking brightly into the mother's face.
(Bright"ness), n. [AS. beorhines. See Bright.]
1. The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness.
A sudden brightness in his face appear.
2. Acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit.
The brightness of his parts . . . distinguished him.
Syn. Splendor; luster; radiance; resplendence; brilliancy; effulgence; glory; clearness.
(Bright's" dis*ease") [From Dr. Bright of London, who first described it.] (Med.) An
affection of the kidneys, usually inflammatory in character, and distinguished by the occurrence of albumin