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shining


  4  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]: 
 
  Shining  \Shin"ing\,  n. 
  Emission  or  reflection  of  light. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shining  \Shin"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Emitting  light,  esp.  in  a  continuous  manner;  radiant;  as 
  shining  lamps;  also  bright  by  the  reflection  of  light; 
  as  shining  armor.  ``Fish  .  .  .  with  their  fins  and 
  shining  scales.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Splendid;  illustrious;  brilliant;  distinguished; 
  conspicious;  as  a  shining  example  of  charity. 
 
  3.  Having  the  surface  smooth  and  polished;  --  said  of  leaves, 
  the  surfaces  of  shells,  etc 
 
  Syn:  Glistening;  bright;  radiant;  resplendent;  effulgent; 
  lustrous;  brilliant;  glittering;  splendid;  illustrious. 
 
 
  Usage:  {Shining},  {Brilliant},  {Sparking}.  Shining  describes 
  the  steady  emission  of  a  strong  light,  or  the  steady 
  reflection  of  light  from  a  clear  or  polished  surface. 
  Brilliant  denotes  a  shining  of  great  brightness,  but 
  with  gleams  or  flashes.  Sparkling  implies  a  fitful, 
  intense  shining  from  radiant  points  or  sparks,  by 
  which  the  eye  is  dazzled.  The  same  distinctions  obtain 
  when  these  epithets  are  figuratively  applied.  A  man  of 
  shining  talents  is  made  conspicious  by  possessing 
  them  if  they  flash  upon  the  mind  with  a  peculiarly 
  striking  effect,  we  call  them  brilliant;  if  his 
  brilliancy  is  marked  by  great  vivacity  and  occasional 
  intensity,  he  is  sparkling. 
 
  True  paradise  .  .  .  inclosed  with  shining  rock. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Some  in  a  brilliant  buckle  bind  her  waist,  Some 
  round  her  neck  a  circling  light  display.  --Gay. 
 
  His  sparkling  blade  about  his  head  he  blest. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shining 
  adj  1:  marked  by  exceptional  merit;  "had  shining  virtues  and  few 
  faults";  "a  shining  example" 
  2:  emitting  or  radiating  light;  "the  shining  sun";  "gazed  up  at 
  the  shining  heavens" 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {bright},  {burnished},  {lustrous},  {shiny}] 
  4:  abounding  with  sunlight;  "a  bright  sunny  day";  "one  shining 
  norming"-  John  Muir;  "when  it  is  warm  and  shiny"  [syn:  {bright}, 
  {shiny},  {sunshiny},  {sunny}] 
  5:  reflecting  an  inner  radiance;  "with  shining  eyes" 
  6:  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"  [syn:  {glistening},  {glossy},  {lustrous}, 
  {sheeny},  {shiny}] 
  n  :  the  work  of  making  something  shine  by  polishing  it  "he 
  performed  the  menial  chore  of  shining  shoes"  [syn:  {polishing}] 




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