Definition of “bright” - English Dictionary

“bright” in British English

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brightadjective

uk /braɪt/ 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 with tears.
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 face turn 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 asking questions.
She was enthusiastic and full of bright ideas and suggestions.

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brightness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbraɪt.nəs/ us /ˈbraɪt.nəs/

The brightness of the snow made him blink.
brightly
adverb uk /ˈbraɪt.li/ us /ˈbraɪt.li/

B2

a brightly lit room
Clowns often wear brightly coloured clothing.
Despite her fear, she spoke brightly to the group.

brightnoun

uk /braɪt/ 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)

bright adjective (COLOR)

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 future ahead of him.
brightness
noun [ U ] us /ˈbrɑɪt·nəs/

The brightness of the summer day 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 /braɪt/ us

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe a financial market 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 future
be/look bright for sb/sth The outlook is bright for Asian stock markets.

(Definition of “bright” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)