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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shine  \Shine\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shone}  (?  or  ?;  277) 
  (archaic  {Shined});  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Shining}.]  [OE.  shinen, 
  schinen  AS  sc[=i]nan;  akin  to  D.  schijnen  OFries 
  sk[=i]na,  OS  &  OHG.  sc[=i]nan,  G.  scheinen  Icel.  sk[=i]na, 
  Sw  skina,  Dan.  skinne,  Goth.  skeinan  and  perh.  to  Gr  ??? 
  shadow.  [root]157.  Cf  {Sheer}  pure,  and  {Shimmer}.] 
  1.  To  emit  rays  of  light;  to  give  light;  to  beam  with  steady 
  radiance;  to  exhibit  brightness  or  splendor;  as  the  sun 
  shines  by  day  the  moon  shines  by  night. 
 
  Hyperion's  quickening  fire  doth  shine.  --Shak. 
 
  God,  who  commanded  the  light  to  shine  out  of 
  darkness,  hath  shined  in  our  hearts,  to  give  the 
  light  of  the  knowledge  of  the  glory  of  God  in  the 
  face  of  Jesus  Cghrist.  --2  Cor.  iv 
  6. 
 
  Let  thine  eyes  shine  forth  in  their  full  luster. 
  --Denham. 
 
  2.  To  be  bright  by  reflection  of  light;  to  gleam;  to  be 
  glossy;  as  to  shine  like  polished  silver. 
 
  3.  To  be  effulgent  in  splendor  or  beauty.  ``So  proud  she 
  shined  in  her  princely  state.''  --Spenser. 
 
  Once  brightest  shined  this  child  of  heat  and  air. 
  --Pope. 
 
  4.  To  be  eminent,  conspicuous,  or  distinguished;  to  exhibit 
  brilliant  intellectual  powers;  as  to  shine  in  courts;  to 
  shine  in  conversation. 
 
  Few  are  qualified  to  shine  in  company;  but  it  in 
  most  men's  power  to  be  agreeable.  --Swift. 
 
  {To  make},  or  {cause},  {the  face  to  shine  upon},  to  be 
  propitious  to  to  be  gracious  to  --Num.  vi  25. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cause  \Cause\  (k[add]z),  n.  [F.  cause  fr  L.  causa.  Cf 
  {Cause},  v.,  {Kickshaw}.] 
  1.  That  which  produces  or  effects  a  result;  that  from  which 
  anything  proceeds,  and  without  which  it  would  not  exist. 
 
  Cause  is  substance  exerting  its  power  into  act  to 
  make  one  thing  begin  to  be  --Locke. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  the  occasion  of  an  action  or  state;  ground; 
  reason;  motive;  as  cause  for  rejoicing. 
 
  3.  Sake;  interest;  advantage.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  did  it  not  for  his  cause  --2  Cor.  vii. 
  12. 
 
  4.  (Law)  A  suit  or  action  in  court;  any  legal  process  by 
  which  a  party  endeavors  to  obtain  his  claim,  or  what  he 
  regards  as  his  right  case;  ground  of  action 
 
  5.  Any  subject  of  discussion  or  debate;  matter;  question; 
  affair  in  general. 
 
  What  counsel  give  you  in  this  weighty  cause!  --Shak. 
 
  6.  The  side  of  a  question,  which  is  espoused,  advocated,  and 
  upheld  by  a  person  or  party;  a  principle  which  is 
  advocated;  that  which  a  person  or  party  seeks  to  attain. 
 
  God  befriend  us  as  our  cause  is  just  --Shak. 
 
  The  part  they  take  against  me  is  from  zeal  to  the 
  cause  --Burke. 
 
  {Efficient  cause},  the  agent  or  force  that  produces  a  change 
  or  result. 
 
  {Final  cause},  the  end  design,  or  object,  for  which  anything 
  is  done 
 
  {Formal  cause},  the  elements  of  a  conception  which  make  the 
  conception  or  the  thing  conceived  to  be  what  it  is  or  the 
  idea  viewed  as  a  formative  principle  and  co["o]perating 
  with  the  matter. 
 
  {Material  cause},  that  of  which  anything  is  made 
 
  {Proximate  cause}.  See  under  {Proximate}. 
 
  {To  make  common  cause  with},  to  join  with  in  purposes  and 
  aims.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Origin;  source;  mainspring;  motive;  reason;  incitement; 
  inducement;  purpose;  object;  suit;  action 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cause  \Cause\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Caused};  p.  pr  &  v.  n. 
  {Causing}.]  [F.  causer,  fr  cause  fr  L.  causa.  See  {Cause}, 
  n.,  and  cf  {Acouse}.] 
  To  effect  as  an  agent;  to  produce;  to  be  the  occasion  of  to 
  bring  about  to  bring  into  existence;  to  make  --  usually 
  followed  by  an  infinitive,  sometimes  by  that  with  a  finite 
  verb 
 
  I  will  cause  it  to  rain  upon  the  earth  forty  days. 
  --Gen.  vii.  4. 
 
  Cause  that  it  be  read  also  in  the  church  of  the 
  Laodiceans.  --Col.  iv  16. 
 
  Syn:  To  create;  produce;  beget;  effect;  occasion;  originate; 
  induce;  bring  about 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cause  \Cause\,  v.  i. 
  To  assign  or  show  cause  to  give  a  reason;  to  make  excuse. 
  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cause  \Cause\,  conj. 
  Abbreviation  of  {Because}.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cause 
  n  1:  events  that  provide  the  generative  force  that  is  the  origin 
  of  something  "they  are  trying  to  determine  the  cause  of 
  the  crash" 
  2:  a  justification  for  something  existing  or  happening;  "he  had 
  no  cause  to  complain";  "they  had  good  reason  to  rejoice" 
  [syn:  {reason},  {grounds}] 
  3:  a  series  of  actions  advancing  a  principle  or  tending  toward 
  a  particular  end  "he  supported  populist  campaigns";  "they 
  worked  in  the  cause  of  world  peace";  "the  team  was  ready 
  for  a  drive  toward  the  pennant";  "the  movement  to  end 
  slavery";  "contributed  to  the  war  effort"  [syn:  {campaign}, 
  {crusade},  {drive},  {movement},  {effort}] 
  4:  any  entity  that  causes  events  to  happen  [syn:  {causal  agent}, 
  {causal  agency}] 
  5:  (law)  a  comprehensive  term  for  any  proceeding  in  a  court  of 
  law  whereby  an  individual  seeks  a  legal  remedy;  "the 
  family  brought  suit  against  the  landlord"  [syn:  {lawsuit}, 
  {suit},  {case},  {causa}] 
  v  1:  give  rise  to  cause  to  happen  or  occur,  not  always 
  intentionally;  "cause  a  commotion";  "make  a  stir"; 
  "cause  an  accident"  [syn:  {do},  {make}] 
  2:  cause  to  do  cause  to  act  in  a  specified  manner:  "The  ads 
  induced  me  to  buy  a  VCR";  "My  children  finally  got  me  to 
  buy  a  computer";  "My  wife  made  me  buy  a  new  sofa"  [syn:  {induce}, 
  {stimulate},  {have},  {get},  {make}] 




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