I. verb (shone or shined; shining) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scīnan; akin to Old High German skīnan to shine and perhaps to Greek skia shadow Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to emit rays of light 2. to be bright by reflection of light 3. a. to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished <
shines in math
b. to perform extremely well <
when will stocks really shine again? — Temma Ehrenfeld
4. to have a bright glowing appearance <
his face shone with enthusiasm
5. to be conspicuously evident or clear transitive verb 1. a. to cause to emit light b. to throw or direct the light of 2. past & past participle shined to make bright by polishing <
shined his shoes
II. noun Date: 15th century 1. brightness caused by the emission of light 2. brightness caused by the reflection of light ; luster <
the shine of polished silver
3. brilliance, splendor <
still has a shine about her
4. fair weather ; sunshine <
rain or shine
5. trick, caper — usually used in plural 6. liking, fancy <
took a shine to him
7. a. a polish or gloss given to shoes b. a single polishing of a pair of shoes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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