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, refulgencyverb

    the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

  2. reflect, shineverb

    be bright by reflecting or casting light

    "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

  3. shine, beamverb

    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, shineverb

    be shiny, as if wet

    "His eyes were glistening"

  5. shineverb

    be distinguished or eminent

    "His talent shines"

  6. shineverb

    be clear and obvious

    "A shining example"

  7. 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"

  8. shineverb

    throw or flash the light of (a lamp)

    "Shine the light on that window, please"

  9. 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"

  10. 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"

  11. polish, smooth, smoothen, shineverb

    make (a surface) shine

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

Wiktionary

  1. shinenoun

    Brightness from a source of light.

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

  2. shinenoun

    Brightness from reflected light.

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

  3. shinenoun

    Excellence in quality or appearance.

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

  4. shinenoun

    Shoeshine.

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

  5. shinenoun

    Sunshine.

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

  6. shinenoun

    Moonshine.

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

  7. shinenoun

    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. shineverb

    To emit light.

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

  9. shineverb

    To reflect light.

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

  10. shineverb

    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. shineverb

    To be immediately apparent.

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

  12. shineverb

    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. shineverb

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

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

  14. shineverb

    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. Shineverb

    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. Shineverb

    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. Shineverb

    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. Shineverb

    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. Shineverb

    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. Shineverb

    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. Shinenoun

    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. Shinenoun

    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. Shinenoun

    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. Shinenoun

    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. Shineverb

    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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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Van Vleuten:

    My goal today was to be my best self ever and I succeeded. I mean, we can whine about the miscommunication for a long time, but I could have won gold here in this form. I did very well, yeah, I ’m really proud of it. I mean, it’s a silver medal, but it does have a bit of a shine to it. And it’s also my first medal, is n’t it ? I do have an Olympic medal. A lot of people would kill for that.

  2. Raphael Warnock:

    You must know that this is a glimpse of God's vision of a more inclusive humanity that embraces all of God's children. I'm just grateful to be a part of this. I'm just grateful because I just want to serve, I just want to be a vessel, I just want to be an instrument, I just want to be a prism of God's glory so that God's glory can shine through me.

  3. Anthon St Maarten:

    Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a 'hot mess' or having 'too many issues' are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.

  4. Lawrence Keane:

    We’re very pleased to see the end of the program, it was very nefarious and it took a lot of work to shine a light on it and get it stopped.

  5. Katy Perry:

    Perrys dedication to childrens rights and the fight against trafficking played a large role in her joining Charles team. PRINCE WILLIAM TELLS JOAQUIN PHOENIX HES GLAD HE DIDNT WATCH JOKER BEFORE BED That is why I am especially honored to be named an ambassador for the British Asian Trusts Childrens Protection Fund, and to help shine my lighton the work that The Trust will be doing in South Asia, and to be a part of finding solutions to child trafficking, children are vulnerable and innocent and have to be protected. Katy Perry and Prince Charles shake hands. ( Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool / Getty Images) Accord to the Trusts website, it was created to work.

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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
  • bersinarIndonesian
  • 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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    brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
    • A. reassuring
    • B. aligned
    • C. sought
    • D. greedy

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