verb (used without object), shone or shined, shining.
to give forth or glow with light; shed or cast light.
to be bright with reflected light; glisten; sparkle.
(of light) to appear brightly or strongly, especially uncomfortably so:
Wear dark glasses so the sun won’t shine in your eyes.
to be or appear unusually animated or bright, as the eyes or face.
to appear with brightness or clearness, as feelings.
to excel or be conspicuous:
to shine in school.
verb (used with object), shone or shined, shining.
to cause to shine.
to direct the light of (a lamp, mirror, etc.):
Shine the flashlight on the steps so I can see.
to put a gloss or polish on; polish (as shoes, silverware, etc.).
radiance or brightness caused by emitted or reflected light.
sunshine; fair weather.
a polish or gloss given to shoes.
an act or instance of polishing shoes.
Informal. a foolish prank; caper.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.
Verb phrases, past and past participle shone or shined; present participle shining.
shine up to, Informal.
to attempt to impress (a person), especially in order to gain benefits for oneself.
to become especially attentive to (one of the opposite sex):
Men shine up to her like moths to a light.
come rain or shine,
regardless of the weather.
no matter what the circumstances may be:
Come rain or shine, he is always on the job.
Also, rain or shine.
take a shine to, Informal. to take a liking or fancy to:
That little girl has really taken a shine to you.
verb shines, shining, shone
(intransitive) to emit light
(intransitive) to glow or be bright with reflected light
(transitive) to direct the light of (a lamp, etc): he shone the torch in my eyes
(tr; past tense and past participle shined) to cause to gleam by polishing: to shine shoes
(intransitive) to be conspicuously competent; excel: she shines at tennis
(intransitive) to appear clearly; be conspicuous: the truth shone out of his words
the state or quality of shining; sheen; lustre
rain or shine, come rain or shine
whatever the weather
regardless of circumstances
(informal) short for moonshine (sense 2)
(informal) a liking or fancy (esp in the phrase take a shine to)
noun 1. a small, silvery perch, Cymatogaster aggregata, inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America and bearing live young.
- Shine someone on
noun 1. a thin piece of wood, slate, metal, asbestos, or the like, usually oblong, laid in overlapping rows to cover the roofs and walls of buildings. 2. a woman’s close-cropped haircut. 3. Informal. a small signboard, especially as hung before a doctor’s or lawyer’s office. verb (used with object), shingled, shingling. 4. to cover […]
noun 1. an oak, Quercus imbricaria, yielding a wood used for shingles, clapboards, etc.