shine meaning

[ ʃain ] Pronunciation:   "shine" in a sentence
Verb: shine (shone, also shined)  shIn
  1. Be bright by reflecting or casting light
    - reflect 
  2. Emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
    "The sun shone bright that day"
    - beam 
  3. Be shiny, as if wet
    - glitter, glisten, glint, gleam 
  4. Be distinguished or eminent
    "His talent shines" 
  5. Be clear and obvious
    "A shining example" 
  6. Have a complexion with a strong bright colour, such as red or pink
    - glow, beam, radiate 
  7. Throw or flash the light of (a lamp)
    "Shine the light on that window, please" 
  8. Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
    "The sun shone on the fields"
    - fall, strike 
  9. Experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
    - glow, beam, radiate 
  10. Make (a surface) shine
    "shine the silver, please"
    - polish, smooth, smoothen
Noun: shine  shIn
  1. The quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    - radiance, radiancy, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency

Derived forms: shone, shined, shining, shines

See also: shiner, shining, shiny

Type of: appear, be, beautify, brightness, come about, embellish, emit, experience, fall out, fancify, feel, give off, give out, go on, hap, happen, look, occur, pass, pass off, prettify, seem, take place

Encyclopedia: Shine Shine, Jesus, Shine Shine, Silver Crystal! The Moon Princess Appears Shine, Jesus Shine


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  1. jimmy's star of fortune had begun to shine brightly.
  2. the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue.
  3. the stars were shining beyond the mist.
  4. the brilliance of his name shines in the pages of history.
  5. the tungsten shines and gives a good light.

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