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. Charles Dickens:

    With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.

  2. Ken Peters:

    We arebringing attention to the fact that they are killing life for money, thats what they dont like. Thats what theyre suing us for. We are shining a light for the Lord and on their sin and thats what they hate us.

  3. Hanna Allen:

    He had the light shining on me so he could get us in the picture, so I couldn't see anything, so then he just pops up out of nowhere and is down on one knee asking me to marry him.

  4. Said Boumedouha:

    The world’s spotlight is shining on Saudi Arabia. If authorities ignore widespread criticism and unashamedly continue with the flogging of Raif Badawi, Saudi Arabia would be demonstrating contempt for international law and disregard for world opinion, flogging and other forms of corporal judicial punishment violate the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment. By continuing to dole out this inhuman punishment the Saudi Arabian authorities are flagrantly flouting basic human rights principles.

  5. Michael McDougall:

    Brazil has gone from a shining vision of sugar and ethanol to a morass of ill-kept cane fields.

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