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Definition of 'shining'

See also: shine  shin 

Noun

  1. the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it; "the shining of shoes provided a meager living"; "rbry Dunday he gave his car a good polishing"
       Synonyms: polishing

Adjective

  1. marked by exceptional merit; "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a shining example"
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: bright burnished lustrous shiny
  3. abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day"; "one shining morning"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny"
       Synonyms: bright shiny sunshiny sunny
  4. 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"
       Synonyms: glistening glossy lustrous sheeny shiny


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