Shine meaning

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To aim or cast the beam or glow of (a light).
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Pranks or tricks.
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To be eminent, conspicuous, or brilliant; stand out; excel.
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A trick or prank.
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Shine is defined as brightness, light or luster.

A gold ring that has just been cleaned and polished is an example of something that has a shine.

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(intransitive) To distinguish oneself; to excel.

My nephew tried other sports before deciding on football, which he shone at right away, quickly becoming the star of his school team.

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Shine is to reflect light, or to polish, or to stand out due to excellence.

When you point a flashlight into a dark room to illuminate what is in the room, this is an example of when you shine your flashlight.

When you polish your shoes, this is an example of when you shine your shoes.

When you are the best singer in the chorus and everyone pays attention to you instead of the rest of the crowd, this is an example of when you shine.

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To emit light.
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To reflect light; glint or glisten.
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To be immediately apparent.

Delight shone in her eyes.

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To make glossy or bright by polishing.
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Brightness from a source of light; radiance.
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Brightness from reflected light; luster.
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A shoeshine.
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Excellence in quality or appearance; splendor.
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Fair weather.

Rain or shine.

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Whiskey; moonshine.
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Used as a disparaging term for a black person.
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To emit or reflect light; be radiant or bright with light; gleam; glow.
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To exhibit itself clearly or conspicuously.

Love shining from her face.

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To direct the light of.

To shine a flashlight.

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To make shiny or bright by polishing.

To shine shoes.

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Brightness; radiance.
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Luster; polish; gloss.
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Splendor; brilliance; show.
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Sunshine; fair weather.

The outdoor concert will be held rain or shine.

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(intransitive) To emit light.
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(intransitive) To reflect light.
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(intransitive) To be effulgent in splendour or beauty.
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(intransitive) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers.
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(intransitive) To be immediately apparent.
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To create light with (a flashlight, lamp, torch, or similar).

I shined my light into the darkness to see what was making the noise.

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To cause to shine, as a light.
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(US) To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light.

In hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them.

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(slang) Moonshine.
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(cricket) The amount of shininess on a cricket ball, or on each side of the ball.
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(slang) A liking for a person; a fancy.

She's certainly taken a shine to you.

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(archaic, slang) A caper; an antic; a row.
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To cause (something) to shine; put a shine on (something); polish (something).

He shined my shoes until they were polished smooth and gleaming.

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(cricket) To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one's clothing.
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To distinguish oneself in an activity or a field; excel.
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shine up to
  • To try to impress or please:.
    Shined up to the boss, hoping to get a raise.
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take a shine to
  • To like spontaneously.
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shine up to
  • To try to ingratiate oneself with; curry favor with.
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take a shine to
  • To take a liking to (someone).
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

shine up to
shine up to

Origin of shine

  • Middle English shinen from Old English scīnan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the noun shine, or perhaps continuing Middle English schinen (preterite schinede, past participle schined), from Old English scÄ«n (“brightness, shine"), and also Middle English schenen, from Old English scÇ£nan (“to render brilliant, make shine"), from Proto-Germanic *skainijanÄ…, causitive of Proto-Germanic *skÄ«nanÄ… (“to shine").

    From Wiktionary

  • simple past: (singular) shōne, (plural) shÄ«neden

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  • past participle: shÄ«ned

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  • present: shÄ«nen

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