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English noun: shine

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


Synonymseffulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency


Broader (hypernym)brightness


Narrower (hyponym)burnish, gleam, gleaming, gloss, glossiness, glow, lambency, luster, lustre, polish, sheen, shininess


English verb: shine

1. shine (weather) be bright by reflecting or casting light


SamplesDrive carefully--the wet road reflects.


ExamplesThe coins shine


Synonymsreflect


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, give off, give out


Narrower (hyponym)coruscate, glare, luminesce, opalesce, resplend, scintillate, sparkle

2. shine (weather) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light


SamplesThe sun shone bright that day.
The fire beamed on their faces.


ExamplesLights shine on the horizon, The horizon is shineing with lights


Synonymsbeam


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Narrower (hyponym)beacon, beat down, blaze, burn, flame, flare, flick, flicker, glare, glow, outshine, scintillate, shimmer, twinkle, winkle

3. shine (perception) be shiny, as if wet


SamplesHis eyes were glistening.


Synonymsgleam, glint, glisten, glitter


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem


Narrower (hyponym)shimmer, spangle

4. shine (stative) be distinguished or eminent


SamplesHis talent shines.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)be

5. shine (stative) be clear and obvious


SamplesA shining example.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be

6. shine (perception) have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink


SamplesHer face glowed when she came out of the sauna.


Synonymsbeam, glow, radiate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem

7. shine (weather) throw or flash the light of (a lamp)


SamplesShine the light on that window, please.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Causebeam, shine

8. shine (stative) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly


SamplesLight fell on her face.
The sun shone on the fields.
The light struck the golden necklace.
A strange sound struck my ears.


Synonymsfall, strike


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place

9. shine (emotion) experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion


SamplesShe was beaming with joy.
Her face radiated with happiness.


Synonymsbeam, glow, radiate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

10. shine (contact) make (a surface) shine


SamplesShine the silver, please.
Polish my shoes.


ExamplesThey shine the glass tubes


Synonymspolish, smooth, smoothen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify


Narrower (hyponym)buff, burnish, furbish, gloss, Simonise, Simonize, sleek, slick


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