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Definitions of shine:

  • noun:   the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
  • verb:   be clear and obvious
  • verb:   be distinguished or eminent
    Example: "His talent shines"
  • verb:   throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.)
    Example: "Shine the light on that window, please"
  • verb:   emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
  • verb:   touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
  • verb:   be bright by reflecting or casting light
  • verb:   especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink
  • verb:   (of surfaces) make shine
    Example: "Shine the silver, please"
  • verb:   experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
  • verb:   be shiny, as if wet
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #5473)


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