shining

[shahy-ning]
adjective
1.
radiant; gleaming; bright.
2.
resplendent; brilliant: shining talents.
3.
conspicuously fine: a shining example.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English s(c)hininge, schininde, Old English scinende; see shine1, -ing2

shiningly, adverb
self-shining, adjective
unshining, adjective


1. glistening, effulgent. See bright. 2. lustrous. 3. outstanding, distinguished, eminent, prime, splendid.
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shine

1 [shahyn]
verb (used without object), shone or shined, shining.
1.
to give forth or glow with light; shed or cast light.
2.
to be bright with reflected light; glisten; sparkle.
3.
(of light) to appear brightly or strongly, especially uncomfortably so: Wear dark glasses so the sun won't shine in your eyes.
4.
to be or appear unusually animated or bright, as the eyes or face.
5.
to appear with brightness or clearness, as feelings.
6.
to excel or be conspicuous: to shine in school.
verb (used with object), shone or shined, shining.
7.
to cause to shine.
8.
to direct the light of (a lamp, mirror, etc.): Shine the flashlight on the steps so I can see.
9.
to put a gloss or polish on; polish (as shoes, silverware, etc.).
noun
10.
radiance or brightness caused by emitted or reflected light.
11.
luster; polish.
12.
sunshine; fair weather.
13.
a polish or gloss given to shoes.
14.
an act or instance of polishing shoes.
15.
Informal. a foolish prank; caper.
16.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a black person.
Verb phrases, past and past participle shone or shined; present participle shining.
17.
shine up to, Informal.
a.
to attempt to impress (a person), especially in order to gain benefits for oneself.
b.
to become especially attentive to (one of the opposite sex): Men shine up to her like moths to a light.
Idioms
18.
come rain or shine,
a.
regardless of the weather.
b.
no matter what the circumstances may be: Come rain or shine, he is always on the job.
Also, rain or shine.
19.
take a shine to, Informal. to take a liking or fancy to: That little girl has really taken a shine to you.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English s(c)hinen (v.), Old English scīnan; cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Old Norse skīna, Gothic skeinan

unshined, adjective


1. glimmer, shimmer. Shine, beam, glare refer to the emitting or reflecting of light. Shine refers to a steady glowing or reflecting of light: to shine in the sun. That which beams gives forth a radiant or bright light: to beam like a star. Glare refers to the shining of a light that is not only bright but so strong as to be unpleasant and dazzling: to glare like a headlight. 9. buff, burnish, brighten. 11. gloss, gleam, glow, sheen.
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shine (ʃaɪn)
 
vb , shines, shining, shone
1.  (intr) to emit light
2.  (intr) to glow or be bright with reflected light
3.  (tr) to direct the light of (a lamp, etc): he shone the torch in my eyes
4.  (tr; past tense and past participle shined) to cause to gleam by polishing: to shine shoes
5.  (intr) to be conspicuously competent; excel: she shines at tennis
6.  (intr) to appear clearly; be conspicuous: the truth shone out of his words
 
n
7.  the state or quality of shining; sheen; lustre
8.  rain or shine, come rain or shine
 a.  whatever the weather
 b.  regardless of circumstances
9.  informal short for moonshine
10.  informal a liking or fancy (esp in the phrase take a shine to)
 
[Old English scīnan; related to Old Norse skīna, Gothic skeinan, Old High German scīnan to shine, Greek skia shadow]

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Word Origin & History

shine
O.E. scinan "shed light, be radiant" (class I strong verb; past tense scan, pp. scinen), from P.Gmc. *skinanan (cf. O.S., O.H.G. skinan, O.N., O.Fris. skina, Du. schijnen, Ger. scheinen, Goth. skeinan "to shine, appear"), from PIE base *skai- "to gleam, shine, flicker" (cf. O.C.S. snati "to flash up,
shine;" Skt. chaya, Gk. skia "shade"). Transitive meaning "to black (boots)" is from 1613.

shine
1529, "brightness," from shine (v.). Meaning "polish given to a pair of boots" is from 1871. Derogatory meaning "black person" is from 1908. Phrase to take a shine to "fancy" is Amer.Eng. slang from 1839. Shiner for "black eye" first recorded 1904
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Example sentences
You'll also have to contend with a glowing blue light shining out from a ring
  around the base of the speakers.
The bright clouds are made of ionized gas that reflects light from the shining
  stars nearby.
The shining rocks could sometimes be found in rattlesnake dens, she said.
It's a human edifice that does its shining on graduation day.
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