Definition of "shine" []

  • To emit light. (verb-intransitive)
  • To reflect light; glint or glisten. (verb-intransitive)
  • To distinguish oneself in an activity or a field; excel. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be immediately apparent: Delight shone in her eyes. (verb-intransitive)
  • To aim or cast the beam or glow of (a light). (verb-transitive)
  • To emit light (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To glow or be bright with reflected light (verb)
  • To direct the light of (a lamp, etc) (verb)
  • To cause to gleam by polishing (verb)
  • To be conspicuously competent; excel (verb)
  • To appear clearly; be conspicuous (verb)
  • The state or quality of shining; sheen; lustre (noun)
  • A liking or fancy (esp in the phrase take a shine to) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "shine" in a sentence
  • "A "shine" is always a negro, so called, possibly, from the high lights on his countenance."
  • "Hot Board: linda larkin shine skip to main | skip to sidebar"
  • "It always seems to me what really makes a suit shine is the shoes. jupiterthunder dotyoureyes"