[ verb ] be bright by reflecting or casting light
"Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"
Used in print(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
Each brass handle and hinge shone for his reward , and he knew how to get_at the dust in the china flowers and how to take_down the long glass drops which hung from the chandelier .(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)
Well , what did that matter when the sun was shining and there were dreams to dream about ?
[ verb ] emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
"The sun shone bright that day" "The fire beamed on their faces "
Used in print(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Presumably the same sun was shining upon little Drew also , and those who had kidnapped him .
[ verb ] be shiny, as if wet
"His eyes were glistening"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Directed by Grigory_Kozintsev in a tempo that is studiously slow , he develops a sense of a high tradition shining brightly and passing gravely through an impious world .(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
The great spire shone as if the lightning had polished it .
[ verb ] be distinguished or eminent
"His talent shines"
Used in print(87th Congress, 1st Session. House Document No. 247....)
Through the_most rancorous battles of political controversy and the_most bitterly fought national and presidential campaigns his character shines as an example of dignity and honesty , forthrightness and nobility .
[ verb ] esp. of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink
"Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
Used in print(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)
The girl 's eyes were softly shining as she reached_out and touched Casey 's hand .
[ verb ] be clear and obvious
"A shining example"
Used in print(Charles Glicksberg, "Sex in Contemporary Literature"...)
When they express themselves it is incandescent hatred that shines forth , the rage of repudiation , the ecstasy of negation .
[ verb ] throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.)
"Shine the light on that window, please"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5473