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shine

shine

 
 
pronunciation:
shaIn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: shines, shining, shined, shone
definition 1: to give off or reflect light.
The moon shone on our house.
synonyms:
beam, glow
similar words:
glare, gleam, glisten, glitter, radiate, spark, sparkle, twinkle
definition 2: to show or give off in a clear or intense way.
The little girl's eyes shone with excitement.
synonyms:
beam, radiate
similar words:
blaze, gleam, glow
definition 3: to do very well.
Lizzie shines in math.
synonyms:
excel
similar words:
dominate, flourish, prosper, succeed, thrive
definition 4: to aim the light of.
Please shine the flashlight over here.
synonyms:
aim, direct, point
similar words:
show
definition 5: to cause to shine; polish.
He shined the lamp.
synonyms:
buff, polish
similar words:
grind, rub, wax
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of shining.
The cowboy gave his boots a shine.
definition 2: the glow that comes from a source of light.
The fog dimmed the shine of the headlights.
synonyms:
glow
definition 3: luster.
I admired the shine of the polished floors.
synonyms:
gloss, luster
similar words:
polish
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