Definition of SHINING

noun : SHINING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it; "the shining of shoes provided a meager living"; "every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing" ;

verb : SHINING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

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

  • 4. (

    ) be distinguished or eminent; "His talent shines" ;

  • 5. (

    ) be clear and obvious; "A shining example" ;

  • 7. (

    ) throw or flash the light of (a lamp); "Shine the light on that window, please" ;

  • 8. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

Adjective : SHINING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) marked by exceptional merit; "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a shining example" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

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