Definitions for shine
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word shine.
radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgencyverb
the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
be bright by reflecting or casting light
"Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"
emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
"The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shineverb
be shiny, as if wet
"His eyes were glistening"
be distinguished or eminent
"His talent shines"
be clear and obvious
"A shining example"
glow, beam, radiate, shineverb
have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
"Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
throw or flash the light of (a lamp)
"Shine the light on that window, please"
fall, shine, strikeverb
touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
"Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
glow, beam, radiate, shineverb
experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
"She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"
polish, smooth, smoothen, shineverb
make (a surface) shine
"shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
Brightness from a source of light.
Brightness from reflected light.
Excellence in quality or appearance.
The amount of shininess on a cricket ball, or on each side of the ball.
To emit light.
To reflect light.
To distinguish oneself; to excel.
My nephew tried other sports before deciding on football, which he shined at right away, quickly becoming the star of his school team.
To be immediately apparent.
To polish (something).
He shined my shoes until they were polished smooth and gleaming.
To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one's clothing.
To create light with a flashlight, lamp, torch, etc.
I shined my light into the darkness to see what was making the noise.
Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Be it fair or foul, or rain or shine. Dryden.
He will accustom himself to heat and cold, and shine and rain; all which if a man’s body will not endure, it will serve him to very little purpose. John Locke.
He that has inured his eyes to that divine splendour, which results from the beauty of holiness, is not dazzled with the glittering shine of gold, and considers it as a vein of the same earth he treads on. Decay of Piety.
Say, in what mortal soil thou deign’st to grow?
Fair op’ning to some court’s propitious shine,
Or deep with di’monds in the flaming mine? Alexander Pope.
preterite I shone, I have shone; sometimes I shined, I have shined.
Etymology: scinan , Saxon; schijnen, Dutch.
To-day the French,
All clinquant, all in gold, like heathen gods,
Shone down the English; and to-morrow
Made Britain India: ev’ry man that stood,
Shew’d like a mine. William Shakespeare.
True paradise inclos’d with shining rock. John Milton.
We can dismiss thee ere the morning shine. John Milton.
Fair daughter, blow away these mists and clouds,
And let thy eyes shine forth in their full lustre. John Denham.
The sun shines when he sees it. John Locke.
The moon shines bright: in such a night as this,
When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees,
And they did make no noise. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venico.
How bright and goodly shines the moon!
The moon! the sun: it is not moonlight now. William Shakespeare.
Two men stood by them in shining garments. Lu. xxiv. 4.
Clear pools greatly comfort the eyes when the sun is overcast, or when the moon shineth. Francis Bacon.
They are waxen fat, they shine. Jer. v. 28.
Fish with their fins and shining scales. John Milton.
The colour and shining of bodies is nothing but the different arrangement and refraction of their minute parts. John Locke.
So proud she shined in her princely state,
Looking to heaven; for earth she did disdain,
And sitting high. Fairy Queen.
Of all th’ enamel’d race, whose silv’ry wing
Waves to the tepid zephyrs of the Spring,
Or swims along the fluid atmosphere,
Once brightest shin’d this child of heat and air. Dunciad.
If there come truth from them,
As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine,
Why, by the verities on thee made good,
May they not be my oracles as well? William Shakespeare.
Her face was veil’d; yet to my fancied sight
Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shin’d
So clear, as in no face with more delight. John Milton.
Shines out in every thing she acts or speaks;
While winning mildness and attractive smiles
Dwell in her looks, and, with becoming grace,
Soften the rigour of her father’s virtues. Addison.
The reformation, in its first establishment, produced its proper fruits, and distinguished the whole age with shining instances of virtue and morality. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
The courtier smooth, who forty years had shin’d
An humble servant to all human kind. Alexander Pope.
Few are qualified to shine in company; but it is in most mens power to be agreeable. Jonathan Swift.
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious. Num. vi. 25.
The light of righteousness hath not shined unto us, and the sun of righteousness rose not upon us. Wisd. v. 6.
Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers
Irradiate. John Milton.
Shine can be defined as the act or state of reflecting light or radiating brightness. It refers to the quality of giving off or emitting a bright, lustrous, or gleaming appearance. Shine can also be used metaphorically to describe someone or something that stands out, excels, or achieves success.
to emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night
to be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver
to be effulgent in splendor or beauty
to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation
to cause to shine, as a light
to make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light; as, in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them
the quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen
sunshine; fair weather
a liking for a person; a fancy
caper; antic; row
Etymology: [OE. shinen, schinen, AS. scnan; akin to D. schijnen, OFries. skna, OS. & OHG. scnan, G. scheinen, Icel. skna, Sw. skina, Dan. skinne, Goth. skeinan, and perh. to Gr. shadow. 157. Cf. Sheer pure, and Shimmer.]
SHINE is a nationwide festival in Singapore "by youth, for youth' and is jointly supported by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and the National Youth Council. Inaugurated in 2005, SHINE aims to: ⁕Showcase and develop youth talent and skills ⁕Facilitate and profile youth community contribution ⁕Project a positive youth image and profile young role models Youth aged 15–35 can sign up as participants, SHINE volunteers or realize their ideas through grants. Over 200,000 youth were part of SHINE 2007’s wide assortment of activities.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shīn, v.i. to beam with steady radiance: to glitter: to be bright or beautiful: to be eminent.—v.t. to cause to shine:—pa.t. and pa.p. shone (shon), (B.) shīned.—adj. (Spens.) bright.—n. brightness: splendour: fair weather: (slang) disturbance, row, a trick.—n. Shī′ner, that which shines: (slang) a coin, esp. a sovereign: a small American fresh-water fish.—adj. Shī′ning.—adv. Shī′ningly.—n. Shī′ningness.—adj. Shī′ny, clear, unclouded: glossy.—Cause, or Make, the face to shine (B.), to be propitious; Take the shine out of (slang), to outshine, eclipse. [A.S. scínan; Ger. scheinen.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
To take the shine out of. To excel another vessel in a manœuvre. To surpass in any way.
To reflect or emit light.
The sun does shine many days and it brings joy to our souls.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shine is ranked #5595 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Shine surname appeared 6,217 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Shine.
58.6% or 3,646 total occurrences were White.
34.3% or 2,135 total occurrences were Black.
2.6% or 163 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.2% or 139 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.9% or 122 total occurrences were Asian.
0.1% or 12 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'shine' in Verbs Frequency: #675
The numerical value of shine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of shine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
The chances (for the U.S.) are good, it's a good time to be bidding, the economy seems to be doing pretty well. It's a chance for a city to really shine, a chance for the United States to show its might and its economic clout. It certainly feels like it's the U.S.'s turn.
The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
It has been CNN's great honor for the past eight years to shine a spotlight on these remarkable individuals who are making a difference in their communities and the world, we are proud to provide a platform for these heroes to share their stories and their important work with our global audiences.
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
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Translations for shine
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- brillantor, lluentor, lluir, lluïssor, brillarCatalan, Valencian
- skinne, glimte, brillans, lyse, stråle, glimre, brillere, skin, glans, pudse, polere, blankeDanish
- Brillanz, Glanz, leuchten, Schein, Bravour, scheinen, glänzen, polieren, bohnernGerman
- poluro, briliEsperanto
- brillo, brillar, lucirSpanish
- loiste, paiste, kirkkaus, valo, loistaa, paistaa, loistavuus, kiiltää, paistaa silmään, loistokkuus, hohde, hohtaa, helottaa, loisteliaisuus, erottua, kiillottaa, puleerataFinnish
- éclat, briller, luireFrench
- deàlraich, boillsg, deàrrs, lìomhScottish Gaelic
- brillo, brillantez, brillar, lucir, coruscar, resplandecer, relucirGalician
- փայլել, փայլArmenian
- risplendere, splendere, brillareItalian
- 輝き, 卓越, 輝く, 目立つ, 照らす, 光, 光る, 磨くJapanese
- 비치다, 비추다, 빛나다Korean
- nitere, emineo, anteeo, antecedo, excello, lūceō, polio, expolio, levigo, tergeo, luceatLatin
- schéngenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- straling, bravoure, stralen, glanzen, voor de hand liggen, schijn, glans, uitmuntendheid, schijnen, blinken, uitblinken, polieren, opblinkenDutch
- lusejar, lusirOccitan
- esplendor, brilhar, cintilar, sobressair, brilho, luzir, resplandecer, lustrar, polirPortuguese
- k'anchay, illay, llimphiyQuechua
- tarlischar, glüschir, traglischar, glischar, glischear, targlischierRomansh
- strălucire, luciu, luci, lumina, lustru, străluci, lustruiRomanian
- свет, сияние, светить, сиять, блестеть, блеск, светиться, блистать, полировать, чиститьRussian
- lúgere, luxi, lúchereSardinian
- sijati, svetitiSlovene
- glans, finish, stråla, reflektera, glänsa, sken, polish, lysa, skina, blänka, lysande, lysa i ögonen, putsa, poleraSwedish
- ప్రకాశము, మెరుపు, మెరియు, వెలిగిపోవు, ప్రకాశించుTelugu
- چمکنا, جگمگانا, جهلملانا, چمکUrdu
- soi sáng, tỏa sáng, chiếu sángVietnamese
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