shone[s̸hōn; chiefly Brit shän]
- Shone is the past tense of shine and is defined as something reflected light, a surface was polished or someone stood out because of excellence.
- An example of shone is what a flashlight did.
- The shining done to the chrome on an antique car is an example of shone.
- When a candidate for a political office won a debate, that is an example of shone.
A past tense and a past participle of shine.
Variant of shine
intransitive verbshone, shined, shining
- to emit or reflect light; be radiant or bright with light; gleam; glow
- to be eminent, conspicuous, or brilliant; stand out; excel
- to exhibit itself clearly or conspicuously: love shining from her face
Origin of shineMiddle English schinen ; from Old English scinan, akin to German scheinen ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sāi-, to glimmer from source Classical Greek skia, shadow
- to direct the light of: to shine a flashlight
- to make shiny or bright by polishing: to shine shoes
- brightness; radiance
- luster; polish; gloss
- ☆ shoeshine
- splendor; brilliance; show
- sunshine; fair weather
- ☆ Informal a trick or prank: usually used in pl.
- ☆ Slang black (): a vulgar term of hostility and contempt
shine up to☆
Slang to try to ingratiate oneself with; curry favor with
take a shine to☆
Slang to take a liking to (someone)