Definition of Shine

  • (v. i.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.
  • (v. i.) To be effulgent in splendor or beauty.
  • (v. i.) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation.
  • (v. t.) To cause to shine, as a light.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (n.) The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen.
  • (n.) Sunshine; fair weather.
  • (n.) A liking for a person; a fancy.
  • (n.) Caper; antic; row.
  • (v. i.) Shining; sheen.

Homophones of Shine