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shine

noun

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1 brightness created by light reflected from a surface
  • the troop inspector insisted on nothing less than a dazzling shine from every pair of shoes in the line of review

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2 the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible
  • by the shine of the full moon we could see the rabbit helping himself to our garden vegetables

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3 positive regard for something
  • took quite a shine to the new neighbors

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4 usually shines plural a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke
  • the shines they pulled at summer camp have become embellished with each retelling

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shine

verb

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1 to emit rays of light
  • the sun appears to shine particularly brightly in summer because that is when it's closest to the Earth

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2 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • the salesman shined his shoes every morning before leaving the house

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The first known use of shine was before the 12th century

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“Shine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shine. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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