Definitions of shine

  1. To emit rays of light; to be bright; to glitter; to sparkle; to be lively and animated; to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to be conspicuously displayed.
  2. To give light; beam; glow; gleam; be illustrious.
  3. To cause to shine, as a light.
  4. To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light; as, in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them.
  5. Colloquially, to cause to glisten; polish.
  6. To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night.
  7. To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.
  8. To be effulgent in splendor or beauty.
  9. To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation.
  10. Shining; sheen.
  11. To give out rays of light; beam; be bright; be noted or prominent.
  12. To beam with steady radiance: to glitter: to be bright or beautiful: to be eminent:- pa. t. and pa. p. shone ( shon), ( B.) pa. t. and pa. p. shined.
  13. To emit light; be bright or beautiful; be conspicuous.
  14. touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; " Light fell on her face"; " The sun shone on the fields"; " The light struck the golden necklace"; " A strange sound struck my ears"
  15. be clear and obvious; " A shining example"
  16. be distinguished or eminent; " His talent shines"
  17. throw or flash the light of ( a lamp, etc.); " Shine the light on that window, please"
  18. To give light; to exhibit brightness or splendour; to be eminent or distinguished; in Scrip., to manifest glorious excellences; to be manifest; to be propitious.
  19. especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink; " Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
  20. The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen.
  21. Sunshine; fair weather.
  22. A liking for a person; a fancy.
  23. Brightness: splendor: fair weather.
  24. Brightness; fair weather; sunshine.
  25. Fair weather; brightness; luster.
  26. Light; brightness.
  27. Shone.