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. Thomas Brooks (1608-1680):

    Christ is a most precious commodity, he is better than rubies or the most costly pearls; and we must part with our old gold, with our shining gold, our old sins, our most shining sins, or we must perish forever. Christ is to be sought and bought with any pains, at any price; we can not buy this gold too dear. He is a jewel more worth than a thousand worlds, as all know who have him. Get him, and get all; miss him and miss all.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

  3. Min Ko Naing:

    Lights are shining in the dark, we need to show how many people are against this unfair coup.

  4. Joseph Addison:

    There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life.

  5. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    It is our duty to guide the future of our nation now, don't just say that they are directionless, characterless or any other less people, add your part in this matter, be the character & direction you want to see in them, be the big shining sun for them that they could shine like a star in your light.”

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