A gold ring that has just been cleaned and polished is an example of something that has a shine.
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.
Delight shone in her eyes.
Rain or shine.
Love shining from her face.
To shine a flashlight.
To shine shoes.
The outdoor concert will be held rain or shine.
I shined my light into the darkness to see what was making the noise.
In hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them.
She's certainly taken a shine to you.
He shined my shoes until they were polished smooth and gleaming.
- To try to impress or please:.Shined up to the boss, hoping to get a raise.
- To like spontaneously.
- To try to ingratiate oneself with; curry favor with.
- To take a liking to (someone).
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").
- simple past: (singular) shÅne, (plural) shÄ«neden
- past participle: shÄ«ned
- present: shÄ«nen