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Verb: shine (shone, also shined)  shIn
  1. Be bright by reflecting or casting light
    "Drive carefully--the wet road shines";
    - 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
    "His eyes were shining";
    - 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
    "Her face shone when she came out of the sauna";
    - 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
    "She was shining with joy";
    - glow, beam, radiate
     
  10. Make (a surface) shiny
    "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
     
  2. A shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffing
    "his trousers had a sharp crease and you could see your reflection in his shine";
    - shoeshine
     
  3. The visual property of something that shines with reflected light
    "repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery shine";
    - shininess, sheen, luster [N. Amer], lustre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: shines, shined, shone, shining

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

Encyclopedia: Shine, Shine