What does shine mean?

Definitions for shine
ʃaɪnshine

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency(verb)

    the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

  2. reflect, shine(verb)

    be bright by reflecting or casting light

    "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

  3. shine, beam(verb)

    emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

    "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"

  4. glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine(verb)

    be shiny, as if wet

    "His eyes were glistening"

  5. shine(verb)

    be distinguished or eminent

    "His talent shines"

  6. shine(verb)

    be clear and obvious

    "A shining example"

  7. glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)

    have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

    "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

  8. shine(verb)

    throw or flash the light of (a lamp)

    "Shine the light on that window, please"

  9. fall, shine, strike(verb)

    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"

  10. glow, beam, radiate, shine(verb)

    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"

  11. polish, smooth, smoothen, shine(verb)

    make (a surface) shine

    "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"

Wiktionary

  1. shine(Noun)

    Brightness from a source of light.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  2. shine(Noun)

    Brightness from reflected light.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  3. shine(Noun)

    Excellence in quality or appearance.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  4. shine(Noun)

    Shoeshine.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  5. shine(Noun)

    Sunshine.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  6. shine(Noun)

    Moonshine.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  7. shine(Noun)

    The amount of shininess on a cricket ball, or on each side of the ball.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  8. shine(Verb)

    To emit light.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  9. shine(Verb)

    To reflect light.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  10. shine(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  11. shine(Verb)

    To be immediately apparent.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  12. shine(Verb)

    To polish (something).

    He shined my shoes until they were polished smooth and gleaming.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  13. shine(Verb)

    To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one's clothing.

    Etymology: scīnan, from skīnanan. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

  14. shine(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shine(verb)

    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

    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.]

  2. Shine(verb)

    to be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver

    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.]

  3. Shine(verb)

    to be effulgent in splendor or beauty

    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.]

  4. Shine(verb)

    to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation

    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.]

  5. Shine(verb)

    to cause to shine, as a light

    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.]

  6. Shine(verb)

    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

    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.]

  7. Shine(noun)

    the quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen

    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.]

  8. Shine(noun)

    sunshine; fair weather

    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.]

  9. Shine(noun)

    a liking for a person; a fancy

    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.]

  10. Shine(noun)

    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.]

  11. Shine(verb)

    shining; sheen

    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.]

Freebase

  1. SHINE

    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

  1. Shine

    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

  1. shine

    To take the shine out of. To excel another vessel in a manœuvre. To surpass in any way.

Editors Contribution

  1. shine

    To reflect or emit light.

    The sun does shine many days and it brings joy to our souls.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shine' in Verbs Frequency: #675

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  1. Hsien

  2. NIEHS

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shine in a Sentence

  1. unknown:

    May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again may god hold you in the palm of his hand

  2. Proverb:

    Don't offer me advice;give me money #Star Shine

  3. Tom Moore:

    For all those people who are finding it difficult at the moment: the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away.

  4. Ed Miliband:

    We will shine a light on parts of our tax system that have been shrouded in secrecy by this government.

  5. David Nyika:

    I thought if I could drown the crowd out I would slow him up a little bit, the first round I silenced the Australians a little bit and let the Kiwis shine.

Images & Illustrations of shine

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Translations for shine

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  • لمعArabic
  • brillantor, lluentor, lluir, lluïssor, brillarCatalan, Valencian
  • svítitCzech
  • disgleirioWelsh
  • skinne, glimte, brillans, lyse, stråle, glimre, brillere, skin, glans, pudse, polere, blankeDanish
  • Brillanz, Glanz, leuchten, Schein, Bravour, scheinen, glänzen, polieren, bohnernGerman
  • ακτινοβολώGreek
  • poluro, briliEsperanto
  • brillo, brillar, lucirSpanish
  • درخششPersian
  • 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
  • चमकHindi
  • ragyogHungarian
  • փայլել, փայլArmenian
  • brillarInterlingua
  • lumarIdo
  • ljómaIcelandic
  • 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
  • šviestiLithuanian
  • 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
  • பிரகாசம்Tamil
  • ప్రకాశము, మెరుపు, మెరియు, వెలిగిపోవు, ప్రకాశించుTelugu
  • parlatmakTurkish
  • چمکنا, جگمگانا, جهلملانا, چمکUrdu
  • soi sáng, tỏa sáng, chiếu sángVietnamese
  • 闪耀Chinese

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