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Definition of 'shine'


  1. the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
       Synonyms: radiance radiancy effulgence refulgence refulgency


  1. be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"
       Synonyms: reflect
  2. emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
       Synonyms: beam
  3. be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"
       Synonyms: glitter glisten glint gleam
  4. be distinguished or eminent; "His talent shines"
  5. be clear and obvious; "A shining example"
  6. have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
       Synonyms: glow beam radiate
  7. throw or flash the light of (a lamp); "Shine the light on that window, please"
  8. 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"
       Synonyms: fall strike
  9. 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"
       Synonyms: glow beam radiate
  10. make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
       Synonyms: polish smooth smoothen

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