What does shining mean?

Definitions for shining
ˈʃaɪ nɪŋshin·ing

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".

Editors Contribution

  1. shining

    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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How to pronounce shining?

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How to say shining in sign language?

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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. Ben Kingsley:

    It was a pleasure working with Aishwarya in The Last Legion (2007), and her fans are in for a big surprise. She is an excellent and outstanding actor. She is a shining example of beauty from India, and I'm sure we will be seeing her in more Hollywood movies real soon.

  2. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.

  3. Gift Gugu Mona:

    The love of God is ever shining, everlasting and never failing. He is a great God after all.

  4. Lord Chesterfield:

    Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.

  5. Wednesday Trump:

    When I launched' Be Best,' it was with the goal of combating some of the issues that children face today by shining a spotlight on successful programs and organizations that teach children the tools and skills needed for emotional, social and physical well-being, since the launch, I have had the opportunity to meet children all over the world, with the goal of talking to them about the importance of healthy living and responsible habits.

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