Shine Definition

shīn
shined, shines, shining, shone
verb
shined, shines, shining, shone
To direct the light of.
To shine a flashlight.
Webster's New World
To emit or reflect light; be radiant or bright with light; gleam; glow.
Webster's New World
To be eminent, conspicuous, or brilliant; stand out; excel.
Webster's New World
To exhibit itself clearly or conspicuously.
Love shining from her face.
Webster's New World
To distinguish oneself in an activity or a field; excel.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
dull
Advertisement
noun
shines
Brightness; radiance.
Webster's New World
Luster; polish; gloss.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
A shoeshine.
American Heritage
Splendor; brilliance; show.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
Advertisement
idiom
shine up to
  • To try to impress or please:

    shined up to the boss, hoping to get a raise.

American Heritage
take a shine to
  • To like spontaneously.
American Heritage
shine up to
  • to try to ingratiate oneself with; curry favor with
Webster's New World
take a shine to
  • to take a liking to (someone)
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Shine

Origin of Shine

  • 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

  • Middle English shinen from Old English scīnan

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

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

    From Wiktionary

  • past participle: shÄ«ned

    From Wiktionary

  • present: shÄ«nen

    From Wiktionary

Advertisement

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to shine using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

shine