What does Shining mean?

Definitions for Shining
ˈʃaɪ nɪŋShin·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shining, polishingadjective

    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. shiningadjective

    marked by exceptional merit

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

  3. bright, burnished, lustrous, shining, shinyadjective

    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, shiningadjective

    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. shiningnoun

    A bright emission of light; a gleam.

  2. shiningadjective

    Emitting light.

  3. shiningadjective

    Reflecting light.

  4. shiningadjective

    Having a high polish or sheen.

  5. shiningadjective

    Having exceptional merit.

    a shining example

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shining

    of Shine

  2. Shiningadjective

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

  3. Shiningadjective

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

  4. Shiningadjective

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

  5. Shiningnoun

    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".

Editors Contribution

  1. shiningverb

    Verb form of the word shine.

    The stars are shining brightly in the sky tonight which is a real joy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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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

Examples of Shining in a Sentence

  1. 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,’.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    That's when we're the shining light on the hill.

  3. Cicero:

    Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you love the life very much, you will see that everything will be shining, everything will be sparkling!

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the genius writers of 20th century, Hermann Hesse, Nobel Laureate and my most favorite author, wrote: "Most people...are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path." I like this quote, because it is so enlightening and powerful. It's also a constant reminder that you are the Star, and you must maintain your character - no matter what others say or do. Also not to forget that the Star does have ability to turn into Supernova, which brightens the Universe with such a powerful light that can only come from millions of Suns. Always strive to be that shining Star, and ultimately Supernova, to illuminate the world.

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    • A. witless
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