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Bright may refer to:

  • Brightness, the perception of how dark or light a source of luminance is
  • Being bright (adjective), describing colloquially, something with intelligence (trait)
  • The Brights movement, a social movement promoting the naturalistic world view
  • A bright (noun), is a person with a naturalistic world view (capital B [Bright] is used if the person is a member of the Brights movement, see above)
  • Bright's disease, historical classification of kidney diseases

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Other uses

See also

  • Bert, a name traditionally meaning bright, which has been incorporated into many names
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Bright may refer to:

  • Brightness, the perception of how dark or light a source of luminance is
  • Being bright, describing colloquially, something with intelligence (trait)
  • The Brights movement, a social movement promoting the naturalistic worldview

Contents

Places

Australia 
Northern Ireland 
United States

People

  • Bill Bright (1921-2003), American evangelist
  • Bobby Bright, the current mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, and a candidate for Congress
  • Sir Graham Bright, British Conservative politician
  • Jesse Bright (1812-1875), U.S. Senator removed from office during the American Civil War
  • John Bright (1811-1889), British Liberal politician
  • Richard Bright (actor) (1937–2006), American actor
  • Richard Bright (physician) (1789–1858), English physician and early pioneer in the research of kidney disease
  • Susie Bright (b. 1958), sexuality writer
  • William Bright (1928–2006), linguist

Other uses

  • Bright 106.4 FM, local radio station in Sussex, UK
  • Bright (band), an experimental pop group from Brooklyn, New York
  • Bright (Japanese band), a dance vocal band from Japan
  • Bright (Suikoden), a character from the Genso Suikoden series of games
  • BRIGHT (nanosatellite), the BRIght-star Target Explorer
  • Bright (programming language), a scripting language derived from Lua
  • Bright Noa, a fictional character from the Gundam anime metaverse
  • Bright Automotive [1]

See also

  • Bert, a name traditionally meaning bright, which has been incorporated into many names

Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Most common English words: occasion « enemy « perfect « #730: bright » scarcely » Paris » expression

Etymology

Old English bryht, by metathesis from beorht, from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz, *berxiaz, from Proto-Germanic *berkhiaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰereg-. Cognate with Scots bricht, Upper High German Bericht, Dutch bericht, brecht; Norwegian bjart; Icelandic bjartur, French brillant, Spanish brillante, Lithuanian breksta; Welsh berth; Sanskrit bhrajate. Related to bert, Bert.

Pronunciation

Adjective

bright (comparative brighter, superlative brightest)

  1. Visually dazzling; luminous, lucent, clear, radiant; not dark.
    Could you please dim the light? It's way too bright.
  2. Intelligent, brilliant.
    He's very bright. He was able to solve the problem without my help.
  3. Vivid, colourful, brilliant.
  4. Happy.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations

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Noun

Singular
bright

Plural
brights

bright (plural brights)

  1. An artists brush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a flat, somewhat tapering bristle head.
  2. A neologism intended as a positive-sounding umbrella term to describe various kinds of non-religious and non-superstitious people. (There is a Wikipedia article on this usage.)
    Definition A person whose world view is free of supernatural and mystical elements. The ethics and actions of a bright are based on a naturalistic world view. (2003, Paul Geisert and Mynga Futrell)

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