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Dictionary definition for: Shining

1. (n) the work of making something shine by polishing it; "the shining of shoes provided a meager living"

2. (s) marked by exceptional merit; "had shining virtues and few faults" "a shining example"

3. (s) made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; "bright silver candlesticks" "a burnished brass knocker" "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves" "rows of shining glasses" "shiny black patents"

4. (s) abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day" "one shining norming"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny"

5. (s) reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers" "the horse''s glossy coat" "lustrous auburn hair" "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet" "shining white enamel"

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