Definitions for shiningˈʃaɪ nɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shin•ingˈʃaɪ nɪŋ(adj.)

  1. radiant; gleaming.

  2. resplendent; brilliant.

  3. conspicuously fine.

Origin of shining:

bef. 900

shin′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shining, polishing(adj)

    the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it

    "the shining of shoes provided a meager living"; "every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing"

  2. shining(adj)

    marked by exceptional merit

    "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a shining example"

  3. bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shiny(adj)

    made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow

    "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents"

  4. glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shining(adj)

    reflecting light

    "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"

Wiktionary

  1. shining(Noun)

    A bright emission of light; a gleam.

  2. shining(Adjective)

    Emitting light.

  3. shining(Adjective)

    Reflecting light.

  4. shining(Adjective)

    Having a high polish or sheen.

  5. shining(Adjective)

    Having exceptional merit.

    a shining example

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shining

    of Shine

  2. Shining(adj)

    emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; as, shining lamps; also, bright by the reflection of light; as, shining armor

  3. Shining(adj)

    splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished; conspicious; as, a shining example of charity

  4. Shining(adj)

    having the surface smooth and polished; -- said of leaves, the surfaces of shells, etc

  5. Shining(noun)

    emission or reflection of light

Freebase

  1. Shining

    Formed in 1996, Shining is a Swedish black metal band whose music contains depressive undertones, which include personal and suicide-themed lyrics. The band's name does not refer to the book The Shining or the film based on it, but rather according to Kvarforth, it means "the path to enlightenment".


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shining(adjective)

very bright and clear; producing or reflecting light; polished

a shining star; The windows were clean and shining.

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