1 light, shining, gleaming, radiant, brilliant, resplendent, glittering, flashing, Formal refulgent, effulgent, fulgent, fulgid, fulgorous; alight, aglow, beaming, dazzling, glowing, luminous, lambent, incandescent, ablaze with:
We arrived on a bright, sunny day. The water was bright with phosphorescence.
2 clear, cloudless, fair, unclouded:
It certainly is a bright night - you can see every star.
3 shiny, polished, lustrous, glossy, sparkling:
I want that brass so bright I can see my face in it.
4 hopeful, optimistic, favourable, propitious, auspicious, promising, rosy:
Glenys's job prospects are not very bright.
5 brilliant, vivid, intense, fluorescent, US trade mark Day-Glo:
But you said you wanted the room bright orange, Madam.
6 intelligent, clever, quick-witted, witty, brilliant, keen-minded, sharp-witted, gifted, astute, ingenious, alert, smart; precocious; Colloq brainy, on the ball:
No one can deny that Alison is a bright young woman.
7 illustrious, glorious, splendid, magnificent, distinguished, outstanding:
Today has been one of the brightest days in the history of Britain.
8 cheerful, gay, happy, exuberant, lively, animated, vivacious, spirited:
It is a pleasure to see so many bright faces in the audience.