shine

shine1 S3 [ʃaın] v past tense and past participle shone [ʃɔn US ʃoun]
[: Old English; Origin: scinan]
1.)
to produce bright light
The sun was shining .
The moon shone brightly in the sky.
shine in/on
That lamp's shining in my eyes.
2.) [T]
if you shine a light somewhere, you point it in that direction
shine sth on/at/around etc sth
Shine that torch over here, will you?
3.) [I]
to look bright and smooth
Marion polished the table until it shone.
She had shining black hair .
4.) [T] [i]past tense and past participle shined
to make something bright by rubbing it
= ↑polish
His shoes were shined to perfection.
5.)
if your eyes shine, or your face shines, you have an expression of happiness
shine with
'It was wonderful!' Kate replied, her eyes shining with excitement.
6.) [I not in progressive]
to be very good at something
The concert will give young jazz musicians a chance to shine.
shine at/in
Peter didn't really shine at school.
7.) shining example
something or someone that is an excellent example of a particular quality and should be admired
shining example of
The house is a shining example of Art Deco architecture.
shine through [i]phr v
if a quality that someone has shines through, you can easily see that they have it
What shines through in all her work is her enthusiasm for life.
shine 2
shine2 n
1.) [singular, U]
the brightness that something has when light shines on it
Lucy's dark hair seemed to have lost its shine.
2.) take a shine to sb informal
to like someone very much when you have only just met them
(come) rain or shine atrain1 (4)

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