Thesaurus

shines

verb
present tense third-person singular of shine

Synonyms & Antonyms of shines

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Synonyms for shines

Words Related to shines

Near Antonyms for shines

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

Synonyms for shines

Words Related to shines

Near Antonyms for shines

shines

noun
plural of shine

Synonyms of shines (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Synonyms for shines

Words Related to shines

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about shines

Cite this Entry

“Shines.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shines. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on shines

Nglish: Translation of shines for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of shines for Arabic Speakers

Comments on shines

What made you want to look up shines? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!