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BRIGHT, a. brite. [Heb. to shine.]

1. Shining; lucid; luminous; splendid; as a bright sun or star; a bright metal.

2. Clear; transparent; as liquors.

3. Evident; clear; manifest to the mind,as light is to the eyes.

4. Resplendent with charms; as a bright beauty; the brightest fair.

5. Illuminated with science; sparkling with wit; as the brightest of men.

6. Illustrious; glorious; as the brightest period of a kingdom.

7. In popular language, ingenious; possessing an active mind.

8. Promising good or success; as bright prospects.

9. Sparkling; animated; as bright eyes.



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BRIGHT, a. brite. [Heb. to shine.]

1. Shining; lucid; luminous; splendid; as a bright sun or star; a bright metal.

2. Clear; transparent; as liquors.

3. Evident; clear; manifest to the mind,as light is to the eyes.

4. Resplendent with charms; as a bright beauty; the brightest fair.

5. Illuminated with science; sparkling with wit; as the brightest of men.

6. Illustrious; glorious; as the brightest period of a kingdom.

7. In popular language, ingenious; possessing an active mind.

8. Promising good or success; as bright prospects.

9. Sparkling; animated; as bright eyes.

BRIGHT, a. [brīte; Sax. beorht, briht, byrht, or bryht, clear, shining, whence beorhtnes, brightness, beorhtian, Goth. bairtiyan, to shine or be clear, or to manifest; Ar. Ch. Heb. Syr. and Eth. ברק, to shine, or more probably, Eth. በረሀ bareah, to shine, as the Eth. participle ብረህት berht or bereht, corresponds exactly with the Saxon. I have not found this word in any other Teutonic or Gothic language, and the original verb is lost in the Saxon. In Saxon, beorhthwile or brihthwile, signifies a moment, the twinkling of an eye. This directs us to the primary sense of the verb, to shine, which is, to shoot, to dart, to glance. That this is the primary sense, we have evidence from the Sax. bryhtm, which is a derivative from bryht, and which signifies a moment, that is, the time of a shoot, or darting; like glance.]

  1. Shining; lucid; luminous; splendid; as, a bright sun or star; a bright metal.
  2. Clear; transparent; as liquors. – Thomson.
  3. Evident; clear; manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes. The evidence of this truth is bright. – Watts.
  4. Resplendent with charms; as, a bright beauty; the brightest fair. – Pope.
  5. Illuminated with science; sparkling with wit; as, the brightest of men. – Pope.
  6. Illustrious; glorious; as, the brightest period of a kingdom. – Cotton.
  7. In popular language, ingenious; possessing an active mind.
  8. Promising good or success; as, bright prospects.
  9. Sparkling; animated; as, bright eyes.

Bright
  1. See Brite, v. i.
  2. Radiating or reflecting light; shedding or having much light; shining; luminous; not dark.

    The sun was bright o'erhead.
    Longfellow.

    The earth was dark, but the heavens were bright.
    Drake.

    The public places were as bright as at noonday.
    Macaulay.

  3. Splendor; brightness.

    [Poetic]

    Dark with excessive bright thy skirts appear.
    Milton.

  4. Brightly.

    Chaucer.

    I say it is the moon that shines so bright.
    Shak.

  5. Transmitting light; clear; transparent.

    From the brightest wines
    He 'd turn abhorrent.
    Thomson.

  6. Having qualities that render conspicuous or attractive, or that affect the mind as light does the eye; resplendent with charms; as, bright beauty.

    Bright as an angel new-dropped from the sky.
    Parnell.

  7. Having a clear, quick intellect; intelligent.
  8. Sparkling with wit; lively; vivacious; shedding cheerfulness and joy around; cheerful; cheery.

    Be bright and jovial among your guests.
    Shak.

  9. Illustrious; glorious.

    In the brightest annals of a female reign.
    Cotton.

  10. Manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes; clear; evident; plain.

    That he may with more ease, with brighter evidence, and with surer success, draw the bearner on.
    I. Watts.

  11. Of brilliant color; of lively hue or appearance.

    Here the bright crocus and blue violet grew.
    Pope.

    * Bright is used in composition in the sense of brilliant, clear, sunny, etc.; as, bright-eyed, bright-haired, bright-hued.

    Syn. -- Shining; splending; luminous; lustrous; brilliant; resplendent; effulgent; refulgent; radiant; sparkling; glittering; lucid; beamy; clear; transparent; illustrious; witty; clear; vivacious; sunny.

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Bright

BRIGHT, adjective brite. [Heb. to shine.]

1. Shining; lucid; luminous; splendid; as a bright sun or star; a bright metal.

2. Clear; transparent; as liquors.

3. Evident; clear; manifest to the mind, as light is to the eyes.

4. Resplendent with charms; as a bright beauty; the brightest fair.

5. Illuminated with science; sparkling with wit; as the brightest of men.

6. Illustrious; glorious; as the brightest period of a kingdom.

7. In popular language, ingenious; possessing an active mind.

8. Promising good or success; as bright prospects.

9. Sparkling; animated; as bright eyes.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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CLOSET, n. s as z.

1. A small room or apartment for retirement; any room for privacy.

When thou prayest, inter into thy closet. Mat. 6.

2. An apartment for curiosities or valuable things.

3. A small close apartment or recess in the side of a room for repositing utensils and furniture.

CLOSET, v.t. s as z. To shut up in a closet; to conceal; to take into a private apartment for consultation.

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