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shine

shine

 
 
pronunciation:
shaIn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: shines, shining, shined, shone
definition 1: to give forth or glow with either emitted or reflected light.
The moon shone on our house.
synonyms:
beam, glow
similar words:
coruscate, glare, gleam, glisten, glitter, incandesce, luminesce, phosphoresce, radiate, scintillate, spark, sparkle, twinkle
definition 2: to show forth clearly or intensely.
The light shone from her eyes.
synonyms:
beam, radiate
similar words:
blaze, emanate, gleam, glow
definition 3: to become apparent.
Her brilliance shines through in difficult situations.
similar words:
arise, come out, show up, surface
definition 4: to do very well; excel.
Among the other competitors, he shines.
synonyms:
excel
similar words:
dominate, flourish, outshine, prosper, succeed, thrive, tower, transcend
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to shine; polish.
He shined the silverware.
synonyms:
buff, burnish, polish
similar words:
gloss, grind, rub, sleek, wax
definition 2: to aim the light of.
Please shine the flashlight over here.
synonyms:
aim, direct, point
similar words:
show
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of shining or polishing, esp. of shoes.
He gave his shoes a shine.
synonyms:
polish, shoeshine
similar words:
burnish
definition 2: the glow that results from emitted or reflected light.
The fog dimmed the shine of the headlights.
synonyms:
gleam, glow
similar words:
luster
definition 3: luster; gloss.
She admired the shine of the polished wood.
synonyms:
gloss, luster, sheen
similar words:
burnish, polish
definition 4: fair weather.
They go for their daily run in both rain and shine.
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