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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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. Jim DiGangi:

    We had experienced the price milk crisis as an industry, there was a shining light at 2020. It was going to be our rebound year.

  2. That Trump:

    Let us resolve they will say of our day and our generation that we did keep faith with our God, that we did act worthy of ourselves ; that we did protect and pass on lovingly that shining city on a hill.

  3. Louisa May Alcott, Little Women:

    If people really want to go, and really try all their lives, I think they will get in; for I don't believe there are any locks on that door, or any guards at the gate. I always imagine it is as it is in the picture, where the shining ones stretch out their hands to welcome poor Christian as he comes up from the river.

  4. Bryant McGill:

    Life has a way of shining on people who stand in the sunshine of kind actions.

  5. Narendra Modi:

    The memorandum we signed on civil nuclear energy cooperation is more than just an agreement for commerce and clean energy, it is a shining symbol of a new level of mutual confidence and strategic partnership in the cause of peaceful and secure world, i know the significance of this decision for Japan and I assure you that India deeply respects that decision and will honour our shared commitment.

Images & Illustrations of shining

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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
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