[ adjective ] emitting or radiating light
"the shining sun" "gazed up at the shining heavens"
Used in print(Jay Williams, The Forger....)
He threw his arms wide , his face shining .
[ adjective ] marked by exceptional merit
"had shining virtues and few faults" "a shining example"
Used in print(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)
And the fact remains that there are today few shining examples of Negroes in positions of intellectual leadership .
[ noun ] the work of making something shine by polishing it
"the shining of shoes provided a meager living"
Used in print(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)
Early in the war it was not uncommon for planters ' sons to retain in camp Negro `` body_servants '' to perform the menial chores such_as cooking , foraging , cleaning the quarters , shining shoes , and laundering clothes .
[ adjective ] reflecting an inner radiance
"with shining eyes"
[ adjective ] 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"