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Meaning of “bright” in the English Dictionary

"bright" in British English

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brightadjective

uk   us   /braɪt/
  • bright adjective (LIGHT)

B1 full of ​light, ​shining: bright ​sunshine The ​rooms were bright and ​airy. The ​lights are too bright in here - they're ​hurting my ​eyes. A bright ​star was ​shining in the ​East. When she ​looked up her ​eyes were bright withtears. In 2009 I ​moved to New York, ​attracted by the bright lights (= the ​promise of ​excitement) of the ​city.

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  • bright adjective (COLOUR)

A2 strong in ​colour: Leslie always ​wears bright colours. He said ​hello and I ​felt my ​faceturn bright ​red. a bright shade of ​green

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  • bright adjective (INTELLIGENT)

B2 intelligent and ​quick to ​learn: They were bright ​children, always ​askingquestions. She was ​enthusiastic and ​full of bright ideas and ​suggestions.

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  • bright adjective (HAPPY)

B2 full of ​hope for ​success or ​happiness: You're very bright and ​cheerful this ​morning. Things are ​starting to ​look brighter for British ​businesses. She's an ​excellentstudent with a bright future.

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brightness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈbraɪt.nəs/
The brightness of the ​snow made him ​blink.
brightly
adverb uk   us   /ˈbraɪt.li/
B2 a brightly ​litroom Clowns often ​wear brightly ​colouredclothing. Despite her ​fear, she ​spoke brightly to the ​group.

brightnoun

uk   us   /braɪt/
(Definition of bright from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bright" in American English

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brightadjective

 us   /brɑɪt/
  • bright adjective (LIGHT)

[-er/-est only] full of ​light, or ​shining: the bright ​lights of ​downtown
  • bright adjective (COLOR)

[-er/-est only] strong in ​color: a bright ​greenhat
  • bright adjective (INTELLIGENT)

[-er/-est only] (of a ​person) ​intelligent and ​quick to ​learn: He’s a bright, well-organized ​guy. She was ​full of bright ​ideas.
  • bright adjective (HAPPY)

full of ​hope or ​happiness: He has a bright ​futureahead of him.
brightness
noun [U]  us   /ˈbrɑɪt·nəs/
The brightness of the ​summerday made him ​blink.
(Definition of bright from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bright" in Business English

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brightadjective

uk   us   /braɪt/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe a ​financialmarket where ​prices are ​rising and there is a lot of ​activity: Trading was bright with ​shares up just over 1% at 103.85p.
full of hope for ​success: a bright futurebe/look bright for sb/sth The ​outlook is bright for Asian ​stockmarkets.
(Definition of bright from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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