shine

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1shine

verb \ˈshīn\

: to give off light

: to have a smooth surface that reflects light

: to be very good or successful at an activity

shone \ˈshōn, especially Canada & British ˈshän\ or shinedshin·ing

Full Definition of SHINE

intransitive verb
1
:  to emit rays of light
2
:  to be bright by reflection of light
3
a :  to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished <shines in mathematics>
b :  to perform extremely well <when will stocks really shine again? — Temma Ehrenfeld>
4
:  to have a bright glowing appearance <his face shone with enthusiasm>
5
:  to be conspicuously evident or clear
transitive verb
1
a :  to cause to emit light
b :  to throw or direct the light of
2
past & past part shined :  to make bright by polishing <shined his shoes>

Examples of SHINE

  1. The sun was shining through the clouds.
  2. lamps shining from the windows
  3. She found a sport where she can really shine.

Origin of SHINE

Middle English, from Old English scīnan; akin to Old High German skīnan to shine and perhaps to Greek skia shadow
First Known Use: before 12th century

2shine

noun

: the brightness that results when light is reflected from a surface

: the act of polishing a pair of shoes

Full Definition of SHINE

1
:  brightness caused by the emission of light
2
:  brightness caused by the reflection of light :  luster <the shine of polished silver>
3
:  brilliance, splendor <still has a shine about her>
4
:  fair weather :  sunshine <rain or shine>
5
:  trick, caper —usually used in plural
6
:  liking, fancy <took a shine to him>
7
a :  a polish or gloss given to shoes
b :  a single polishing of a pair of shoes

Examples of SHINE

  1. the shine of polished silver
  2. He had a nice shine on his shoes.
  3. Would you like a shine?

First Known Use of SHINE

15th century

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