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Definition 1: the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for shine in the sense of this definition

(shine is a kind of ...) the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white

(... is a kind of shine ) an appearance of reflected light

(... is a kind of shine ) the visual property of something that shines with reflected light

(... is a kind of shine ) the property of being smooth and shiny

Definition 2: make (a surface) shine - [verb of contact]

Samples where shine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shine the silver, please
  • polish my shoes

Synonyms for shine in the sense of this definition

(shine is a kind of ...) make more beautiful

(... is a kind of shine ) polish with wax

"The motorcycle has been Simonized"

(... is a kind of shine ) make slick or smooth

(... is a kind of shine ) polish and make shiny

"buff the wooden floors" "buff my shoes"

(... is a kind of shine ) give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing

(shine implies ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

Definition 3: experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion - [verb of emotion]

Samples where shine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was beaming with joy
  • Her face radiated with happiness

Synonyms for shine in the sense of this definition

(shine is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

Definition 4: be shiny, as if wet - [verb of perception]

Samples where shine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His eyes were glistening

Synonyms for shine in the sense of this definition

(shine is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

(... is a kind of shine ) glitter as if covered with spangles

(... is a kind of shine ) give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk

Definition 5: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink - [verb of perception]

Samples where shine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna

Synonyms for shine in the sense of this definition

(shine is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

Definition 6: touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly - [verb of stative]

Samples where shine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Light fell on her face
  • The sun shone on the fields
  • The light struck the golden necklace
  • A strange sound struck my ears

Synonyms for shine in the sense of this definition

(shine is a kind of ...) come to pass

"What is happening?" "The meeting took place off without an incidence" "Nothing occurred that seemed important"

Definition 7: be distinguished or eminent - [verb of stative]

Samples where shine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His talent shines

(shine is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 8: be clear and obvious - [verb of stative]

Samples where shine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A shining example

(shine is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 9: emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light - [verb of weather]

Samples where shine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sun shone bright that day
  • The fire beamed on their faces

Synonyms for shine in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of shine ) shine hard

"The sun beat down on the hikers"

(... is a kind of shine ) emit or reflect light in a flickering manner

"Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"

(... is a kind of shine ) shine brightly and intensively

"Meteors blazed across the atmosphere"

(... is a kind of shine ) shine unsteadily

"The candle flickered"

(... is a kind of shine ) shine with a weak or fitful light

"Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight"

(... is a kind of shine ) shine brighter than

"What star outshines the sun?"

(... is a kind of shine ) shine with a sudden light

"The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"

(... is a kind of shine ) shine intensely

"The sun glared down on us"

(... is a kind of shine ) shine like a beacon

(... is a kind of shine ) shine intensely, as if with heat

"The coals were glowing in the dark" "The candles were burning"

Definition 10: be bright by reflecting or casting light - [verb of weather]

Samples where shine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

Synonyms for shine in the sense of this definition

(shine is a kind of ...) give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

"The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"

(... is a kind of shine ) be resplendent or radiant; to shine brightly

"The Queen's garments resplended in velvet and jewels"

(... is a kind of shine ) be sharply reflected

"The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"

(... is a kind of shine ) reflect light or colors like an opal

"Distant clouds opalesce like pale brocade" "raindrops caught in a sunbeam seem to opalesce"

(... is a kind of shine ) be or become luminescent; exhibit luminescence

(... is a kind of shine ) reflect brightly

"Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside"

Definition 11: throw or flash the light of (a lamp) - [verb of weather]

Samples where shine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Shine the light on that window, please

(shine causes ...) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

"The sun shone bright that day" "The fire beamed on their faces"

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