Shine

Definition of Shine

Pronunciation: or ; 277
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Shone ( or ; 277) (archaic Shined ( )); p. pr. & vb. n. Shining.]
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.
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 the face to shine upon
to be propitious to; to be gracious to.
- Num. vi. 25.
v. t.1.To cause to shine, as a light.
He [God] doth not rain wealth, nor shine honor and virtues, upon men equally.
- Bacon.
2.To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light; as, in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them.
n.1.The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen.
Now sits not girt with taper's holy shine.
- Milton.
Fair opening to some court's propitious shine.
- Pope.
The distant shine of the celestial city.
- Hawthorne.
2.Sunshine; fair weather.
Be it fair or foul, or rain or shine.
- Dryden.
3.A liking for a person; a fancy.
4.Caper; antic; row.
To cut up shines
to play pranks.
a.1.Shining; sheen.

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