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  Definition of shine
  1. the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
  2. (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
  3. experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness"
  4. especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
  5. be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"
  6. touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
  7. be clear and obvious; "A shining example"
  8. be distinguished or eminent; "His talent shines"
  9. throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.); "Shine the light on that window, please"
  10. emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
  11. be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"
Similar Words: radiance, radiancy, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency, polish, smooth, smoothen, glow, beam, radiate, glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, fall, strike, reflect

 

Hyponyms: gleam, gleaming, glow, lambency, shininess, sheen, luster, lustre, polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish, Simonize, Simonise, slick, sleek, buff, furbish, flush, spangle, shimmer, beat down, beacon, glare, flare, flame, outshine, flicker, flick, blaze, twinkle, winkle, scintillate, burn, resplend, opalesce, luminesce, sparkle, coruscate

 

Entailments: rub

 

Derivational Morphology: beam, reflect, radiate, shining, polishing, polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish, buffer, polisher, radiance, freshness, glow, gleam, gleaming, lambency, flicker, spark, glint, glitter, glister, glisten, scintillation, sparkle, radiancy, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation, shiner

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 發亮   Danish: skinne  
Dutch: schijnen   Finnish: loistaa  
French: briller   German: leuchten  
Hungarian: ragyog   Italian: brillare  
Japanese: 光る   Korean: 빛나다  
Lithuanian: šviesti   Portuguese: brilhar  
Russian: светиться   Slovenian: svetiti  
Spanish: brillar   Swedish: lysa  
Telugu: ప్రకాశించు  
 
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