- to look on the bright side
- Bright Bright, a. [OE. briht, AS. beorht, briht; akin to OS.
berht, OHG. beraht, Icel. bjartr, Goth. ba['i]rhts.
1. Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much
light; shining; luminous; not dark.
The sun was bright o'erhead. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]
The earth was dark, but the heavens were bright. --Drake. [1913 Webster]
The public places were as bright as at noonday. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
From the brightest wines He 'd turn abhorrent. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]
Bright as an angel new-dropped from the sky. --Parnell. [1913 Webster]
Be bright and jovial among your guests. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
In the brightest annals of a female reign. --Cotton. [1913 Webster]
Here the bright crocus and blue violet grew. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
Syn: Shining; splending; luminous; lustrous; brilliant; resplendent; effulgent; refulgent; radiant; sparkling; glittering; lucid; beamy; clear; transparent; illustrious; witty; clear; vivacious; sunny. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.