Definition and Meanings for shine
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Part of Speech of shine
intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun, adjective
Etymology of shine
Meaning of shine
as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- 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.
- to be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.
- to be effulgent in splendor or beauty.
- to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation.
as transitive verb
- to cause to shine, as a light.
- 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.
- the quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen.
- sunshine; fair weather.
- a liking for a person; a fancy.
- caper; antic; row.
as adjective, intransitive verb
- shining; sheen.