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Shine (v. i.) 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.
Shine (v. i.) To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.
Shine (v. i.) To be effulgent in splendor or beauty.
Shine (v. i.) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation.
Shine (v. t.) To cause to shine, as a light.
Shine (v. t.) 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.
Shine (n.) The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen.
Shine (n.) Sunshine; fair weather.
Shine (n.) A liking for a person; a fancy.
Shine (n.) Caper; antic; row.
Shine (v. i.) Shining; sheen.
Shining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shine
Shining (a.) Emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; as, shining lamps; also, bright by the reflection of light; as, shining armor.
Shining (a.) Splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished; conspicious; as, a shining example of charity.
Shining (a.) Having the surface smooth and polished; -- said of leaves, the surfaces of shells, etc.
Shining (n.) Emission or reflection of light.