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Definition 1: the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
  • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing

Synonyms for shining in the sense of this definition

(shining is a kind of ...) activity directed toward making or doing something

"she checked several points needing further work"

(... is a kind of shining ) the act of shining shoes

"he charged a dollar for a shoeshine"

Definition 2: marked by exceptional merit - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • had shining virtues and few faults
  • a shining example

(shining is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

Definition 3: reflecting light - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • glistening bodies of swimmers
  • the horse's glossy coat
  • lustrous auburn hair
  • saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
  • shining white enamel

Synonyms for shining in the sense of this definition

(shining is similar to ...) emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

"the sun was bright and hot" "a bright sunlit room"

Definition 4: made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • bright silver candlesticks
  • a burnished brass knocker
  • she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves
  • rows of shining glasses
  • shiny black patents

Synonyms for shining in the sense of this definition

(shining is similar to ...) perfected or made shiny and smooth

"his polished prose" "in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes" "freshly polished silver"

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