Associations to the word «Shine»


SHINE, verb. (intransitive) To emit light.
SHINE, verb. (intransitive) To reflect light.
SHINE, verb. (intransitive) To distinguish oneself; to excel.
SHINE, verb. (intransitive) To be effulgent in splendour or beauty.
SHINE, verb. (intransitive) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers.
SHINE, verb. (intransitive) To be immediately apparent.
SHINE, verb. (transitive) To create light with (a flashlight, lamp, torch, or similar).
SHINE, verb. (transitive) To cause to shine, as a light.
SHINE, verb. (US) (transitive) To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light.
SHINE, noun. Brightness from a source of light.
SHINE, noun. Brightness from reflected light.
SHINE, noun. Excellence in quality or appearance.
SHINE, noun. Shoeshine.
SHINE, noun. Sunshine.
SHINE, noun. (slang) Moonshine.
SHINE, noun. (cricket) The amount of shininess on a cricket ball, or on each side of the ball.
SHINE, noun. (slang) A liking for a person; a fancy.
SHINE, noun. (archaic) (slang) A caper; an antic; a row.
SHINE, verb. (transitive) To cause (something) to shine; put a shine on (something); polish (something).
SHINE, verb. (transitive) (cricket) To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one’s clothing.
SHINE UP, verb. (transitive) to cause to be shiny or more shiny

Dictionary definition

SHINE, noun. The quality of being bright and sending out rays of light.
SHINE, verb. Be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects".
SHINE, verb. Emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces".
SHINE, verb. Be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening".
SHINE, verb. Be distinguished or eminent; "His talent shines".
SHINE, verb. Be clear and obvious; "A shining example".
SHINE, verb. Have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna".
SHINE, verb. Throw or flash the light of (a lamp); "Shine the light on that window, please".
SHINE, verb. 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".
SHINE, verb. Experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy"; "Her face radiated with happiness".
SHINE, verb. Make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes".

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal