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 shine shine

noun

  • the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light  ( effulgence, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine, radiance )
    the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
  • verb

  • () be bright by reflecting or casting light  ( reflect, shine )
    be bright by reflecting or casting light
     Drive carefully--the wet road reflects
    Drive carefully--the wet road reflects
  • () emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light  ( beam, shine )
    emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
     The sun shone bright that day
    The sun shone bright that day
     The fire beamed on their faces
    The fire beamed on their faces
  • () be shiny, as if wet  ( gleam, glisten, glint, glitter, shine )
    be shiny, as if wet
     His eyes were glistening
    His eyes were glistening
  • () be distinguished or eminent  ( shine )
    be distinguished or eminent
     His talent shines
    His talent shines
  • () have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink  ( beam, radiate, shine, glow )
    have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
     Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna
    Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna
  • () be clear and obvious  ( shine )
    be clear and obvious
     A shining example
    A shining example
  • make (a surface) shine  ( shine, smoothen, smooth, polish )
    make (a surface) shine
     shine the silver, please
    shine the silver, please
     polish my shoes
    polish my shoes
  • experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion  ( beam, glow, radiate, shine )
    experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
     She was beaming with joy
    She was beaming with joy
     Her face radiated with happiness
    Her face radiated with happiness
  • touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly  ( shine, strike, fall )
    touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
     Light fell on her face
    Light fell on her face
     The sun shone on the fields
    The sun shone on the fields
     The light struck the golden necklace
    The light struck the golden necklace
     A strange sound struck my ears
    A strange sound struck my ears
  • throw or flash the light of (a lamp)  ( shine )
    throw or flash the light of (a lamp)
     Shine the light on that window, please
    Shine the light on that window, please