What does shining mean?

Definitions for shiningˈʃaɪ nɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shining.

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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shining in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Denise Mattison:

    He was my knight in shining armor.

  2. Charles Dickens:

    With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    For a shining mind and a shining body, you need nature, not gilding or silvering!

  4. Mark Twain:

    A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

  5. Chris Cuomo:

    In fact, Mr. President, this is a nation -- Mr. President you ought to know that this nation is more a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ than it is just a ‘Shining City on a Hill,’.

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Translations for shining

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • leuchtendenGerman
  • ilustre, lúcido, lustroso, reputado, renombrado, famoso, espléndido, brillante, célebreSpanish
  • hohtaaFinnish
  • lustré, brillant, réputé, renommé, illustre, splendide, célèbre, fameuxFrench
  • փայլունArmenian
  • brillante, lucente, lucido, lustroItalian
  • په‌خش, بریقه‌دارKurdish
  • reflector, strălucitor, reputat, ilustru, luciosRomanian

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