Meaning of SHINE in English


I. verb (shone or ~d; shining) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scīnan; akin to Old High German skīnan to ~ and perhaps to Greek skia shadow Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to emit rays of light, to be bright by reflection of light, 3. to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished , to perform extremely well , to have a bright glowing appearance , to be conspicuously evident or clear, transitive verb 1. to cause to emit light, to throw or direct the light of, to make bright by polishing , II. noun Date: 15th century brightness caused by the emission of light, brightness caused by the reflection of light ; luster , brilliance , splendor , fair weather ; sun~ , trick , caper , liking , fancy , 7. a polish or gloss given to shoes, a single polishing of a pair of shoes

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