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Dictionary definition for: Shine

1. (n) the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

2. (v) be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"

3. (v) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day" "The fire beamed on their faces"

4. (v) be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"

5. (v) be distinguished or eminent; "His talent shines"

6. (v) be clear and obvious; "A shining example"

7. (v) especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

8. (v) throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.) "Shine the light on that window, please"

9. (v) 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"

10. (v) 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"

11. (v) (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please" "polish my shoes"

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