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Adjective: shining  shI-ning
  1. Marked by exceptional merit
    "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a shining example"
  2. Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
    "rows of shining glasses";
    - bright, burnished, lustrous, shiny
  3. Reflecting light
    "shining white enamel";
    - glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny
Noun: shining  shI-ning
  1. The work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    "the shining of shoes provided a meagre living";
    - polishing
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

See also: bright, polished, superior

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

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