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NOUN (1)

1. the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light;
[syn: radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency]


VERB (10)

1. be bright by reflecting or casting light;
- Example: "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"
[syn: reflect, shine]

2. emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light;
- Example: "The sun shone bright that day"
- Example: "The fire beamed on their faces"
[syn: shine, beam]

3. be shiny, as if wet;
- Example: "His eyes were glistening"
[syn: glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine]

4. be distinguished or eminent;
- Example: "His talent shines"

5. be clear and obvious;
- Example: "A shining example"

6. have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink;
- Example: "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
[syn: glow, beam, radiate, shine]

7. throw or flash the light of (a lamp);
- Example: "Shine the light on that window, please"

8. touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly;
- Example: "Light fell on her face"
- Example: "The sun shone on the fields"
- Example: "The light struck the golden necklace"
- Example: "A strange sound struck my ears"
[syn: fall, shine, strike]

9. experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion;
- Example: "She was beaming with joy"
- Example: "Her face radiated with happiness"
[syn: glow, beam, radiate, shine]

10. make (a surface) shine;
- Example: "shine the silver, please"
- Example: "polish my shoes"
[syn: polish, smooth, smoothen, shine]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shine \Shine\, a. [AS. sc[imac]n. See Shine, v. i.] Shining; sheen. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shine \Shine\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shone (? or ?; 277) (archaic Shined); p. pr. & vb. n. Shining.] [OE. shinen, schinen, AS. sc[imac]nan; akin to D. schijnen, OFries. sk[imac]na, OS. & OHG. sc[imac]nan, G. scheinen, Icel. sk[imac]na, Sw. skina, Dan. skinne, Goth. skeinan, and perh. to Gr. ??? shadow. [root]157. Cf. Sheer pure, and Shimmer.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Hyperion's quickening fire doth shine. --Shak. [1913 Webster] God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Cghrist. --2 Cor. iv. 6. [1913 Webster] Let thine eyes shine forth in their full luster. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 2. To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver. [1913 Webster] 3. To be effulgent in splendor or beauty. "So proud she shined in her princely state." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Once brightest shined this child of heat and air. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation. [1913 Webster] Few are qualified to shine in company; but it in most men's power to be agreeable. --Swift. [1913 Webster] To make the face to shine upon, or To cause the face to shine upon, to be propitious to; to be gracious to. --Num. vi. 25. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shine \Shine\, v. t. 1. To cause to shine, as a light. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He [God] doth not rain wealth, nor shine honor and virtues, upon men equally. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [U. S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shine \Shine\, n. 1. The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen. [1913 Webster] Now sits not girt with taper's holy shine. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Fair opening to some court's propitious shine. --Pope. [1913 Webster] The distant shine of the celestial city. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 2. Sunshine; fair weather. [1913 Webster] Be it fair or foul, or rain or shine. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. A liking for a person; a fancy. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster] 4. Caper; antic; row. [Slang] [1913 Webster] To cut up shines, to play pranks. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shine n 1: the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light [syn: radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency] v 1: be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully --the wet road reflects" [syn: reflect, shine] 2: emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces" [syn: shine, beam] 3: be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening" [syn: glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine] 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" [syn: glow, beam, radiate, shine] 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" [syn: fall, shine, 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" [syn: glow, beam, radiate, shine] 10: make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes" [syn: polish, smooth, smoothen, shine]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

210 Moby Thesaurus words for "shine": Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, admiration, adoration, affection, afterglow, agape, air glow, antic, ardency, ardor, array, attachment, bathtub gin, be born for, be bright, be master of, be somebody, be something, beacon, beam, bedazzle, beggar description, blaze, blind, bloom, bodily love, bootleg liquor, brighten, brighten up, brightness, broad day, brotherly love, brush, brush up, buff, burn, burnish, candescence, caper, caritas, charity, conjugal love, coruscate, cut a dash, cut a figure, cut a swath, dawn, day, day glow, daylight, dayshine, daytide, daytime, daze, dazzle, desire, devotion, diffuse light, dress, dusk, excel, faithful love, fancy, fanfare, fervor, figure, finish, fix, flame, flare, flash, flicker, flourish, flush, fondness, free love, free-lovism, freshen, frolic, fulgurate, full sun, furbish, furbish up, give light, glance, glare, glaze, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, gloss, glow, green flash, heart, hero worship, home brew, hooch, idolatry, idolism, idolization, incandesce, incandescence, knock dead, lark, lasciviousness, libido, light of day, like, liking, live, love, lovemaking, luminesce, luster, make a figure, make a show, make a splash, married love, midday sun, monkeyshine, moonshine, mountain dew, noonlight, noontide light, outshine, panoply, parade, passion, patina, physical love, polish, polish up, pomp, popular regard, popularity, radiance, radiate, ray of sunshine, regard, renovate, repair, retouch, revive, rub, rub down, rub up, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scintillate, scour, send out rays, sentiment, sex, sexual love, sheen, shenanigan, shimmer, shine brightly, shine in, shininess, shining light, shoot, shoot out rays, show, skylight, sleek, slick, slick down, smooth, sparkle, spellbind, spiritual love, splash, splurge, spruce, spruce up, stand out, sun spark, sunbeam, sunbreak, sunburst, sunlight, sunset glow, sunshine, surpass, tender feeling, tender passion, tomfoolery, tone up, touch up, trick, truelove, twilight, twinkle, uxoriousness, vamp, vamp up, varnish, wax, weakness, white lightning, white mule, worship, yearning