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Definition 1: any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis - [noun denoting animal]

(shiner is a kind of ...) soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales

(... is a kind of shiner ) small blunt-nosed fish of Great Lakes and Mississippi valley with a greenish luster

(... is a kind of shiner ) the common North American shiner

(... is a kind of shiner ) shiner of eastern North America having golden glints; sometimes also called `bream'

Definition 2: important food fish of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; its body is greenish-blue with dark bars and small if any scales - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for shiner in the sense of this definition

(shiner is a kind of ...) any of various fishes of the family Scombridae

(shiner is a part of ...) flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish

(... is a member of shiner) type genus of the Scombridae

Definition 3: something that shines (with emitted or reflected light) - [noun denoting object]

(shiner is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of shiner ) an object that emits or reflects light in an intermittent flickering manner

Definition 4: a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for shiner in the sense of this definition

(shiner is a kind of ...) an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

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