Definitions for: Shine


[n] the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
[v] (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
[v] experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"
[v] esp. of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
[v] be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"
[v] touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
[v] be clear and obvious; "A shining example"
[v] be distinguished or eminent; "His talent shines"
[v] throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.); "Shine the light on that window, please"
[v] emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
[v] be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"



Webster (1913) Definition: Shine, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shone (? or ?; 277)
(archaic Shined); p. pr. & vb. n. Shining.] [OE. shinen,
schinen, AS. sc[=i]nan; akin to D. schijnen, OFries.
sk[=i]na, OS. & OHG. sc[=i]nan, G. scheinen, Icel. sk[=i]na,
Sw. skina, Dan. skinne, Goth. skeinan, and perh. to Gr. ???
shadow. [root]157. Cf. Sheer pure, and Shimmer.]
1. To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady
radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun
shines by day; the moon shines by night.

Hyperion's quickening fire doth shine. --Shak.

God, who commanded the light to shine out of
darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the
light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the
face of Jesus Cghrist. --2 Cor. iv.
6.

Let thine eyes shine forth in their full luster.
--Denham.

2. To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be
glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.

3. To be effulgent in splendor or beauty. ``So proud she
shined in her princely state.'' --Spenser.

Once brightest shined this child of heat and air.
--Pope.

4. To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit
brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to
shine in conversation.

Few are qualified to shine in company; but it in
most men's power to be agreeable. --Swift.

To make, or cause, the face to shine upon, to be
propitious to; to be gracious to. --Num. vi. 25.


Shine, v. t.
1. To cause to shine, as a light. [Obs.]

He [God] doth not rain wealth, nor shine honor and
virtues, upon men equally. --Bacon.

2. To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light; as,
in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by
throwing a light on them. [U. S.] --Bartlett.


Shine, n.
1. The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster,
gloss; polish; sheen.

Now sits not girt with taper's holy shine. --Milton.

Fair opening to some court's propitious shine.
--Pope.

The distant shine of the celestial city.
--Hawthorne.

2. Sunshine; fair weather.

Be it fair or foul, or rain or shine. --Dryden.

3. A liking for a person; a fancy. [Slang, U.S.]

4. Caper; antic; row. [Slang]

To cut up shines, to play pranks. [Slang, U.S.]


Shine, a. [AS. sc[=i]n. See Shine, v. i.]
Shining; sheen. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Synonyms: beam, beam, effulgence, fall, gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, glow, glow, polish, radiance, radiancy, radiate, radiate, reflect, refulgence, refulgency, smooth, smoothen, strike

See Also: appear, be, beacon, beam, beat down, beautify, blaze, brightness, buff, burn, burnish, burnish, come about, coruscate, embellish, emit, experience, feel, flame, flare, flick, flicker, flush, furbish, give off, give out, glare, gleam, gleaming, gloss, gloss, glossiness, glow, glow, go on, hap, happen, lambency, look, luminesce, luster, lustre, occur, opalesce, outshine, pass, pass off, polish, prettify, resplend, rub, scintillate, seem, sheen, shimmer, shimmer, shine, shininess, Simonize, sleek, slick, spangle, sparkle, take place, twinkle, winkle

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