shine
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

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