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shining

noun

1 shining

The work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it:
— The shining of shoes provided a meager living.

synonym: polishing.

Polish: nabłyszczenie



adjective

1 shining

Marked by exceptional merit.

2 shining

Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow:
— Rows of shining glasses.

synonyms: bright, burnished, lustrous, shiny.

Roget 845: beautiful, beauteous; handsome; gorgeous; pretty; lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing; attractive etc. (inviting) 615; delicate, ... show more

Roget 420: shining etc. v.; luminous, luminiferous; lucid, lucent, luculent, lucific, luciferous; light, lightsome; bright, ... show more

3 shining

Reflecting light:
— Shining white enamel.

synonyms: glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny.

Polish: połyskujący, błyszczący, lśniący, łyskliwy


Moby thesaurus: aglow, beaming, beamy, blooming, blushing, bright, bright and sunny, brilliant, burning, burnished, candescent, charismatic, dazzling, devastating, divine, flushing, glace, glamorous, glassy, gleaming ... show more.

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shine

noun

1 shine

The quality of being bright and sending out rays of light.

synonyms: effulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency.

Dutch: straling
Polish: promienistość

verb

1 shine

Be bright by reflecting or casting light.

synonym: reflect.

2 shine

Emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light.

synonym: beam.

Roget 845: be beautiful etc. adj.; shine, beam, bloom; become one etc. (accord) 23; set off, grace.    render beautiful ... show more

Dutch: schijnen, stralen

3 shine

Be shiny, as if wet.

synonyms: gleam, glint, glisten, glitter.

Roget 420: shine, glow, glitter; glister, glisten; twinkle, gleam; flare, flare up; glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, ... show more

Roget 873: be conscious of glory; be proud of etc. (pride) 878; exult etc. (boast) 884; be vain of etc. (vanity) 880.    be distinguished ... show more

4 shine

Be distinguished or eminent.

Dutch: uitblinken

5 shine

Be clear and obvious.

6 shine

Have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink.

synonyms: beam, glow, radiate.

7 shine

Throw or flash the light of (a lamp).

8 shine

Touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly.

synonyms: fall, strike.

9 shine

Experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion.

synonyms: beam, glow, radiate.

Dutch: afstralen, glimmen, glunderen, stralen

10 shine

Make (a surface) shine:
— Shine the silver, please.

synonyms: polish, smooth, smoothen.

Dutch: oppoetsen, poetsen, slijpen


Moby thesaurus: Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, admiration, adoration, affection, afterglow, agape, air glow, antic, ardency, ardor, array, attachment, bathtub gin, be born for, be bright, be master of, be somebody ... show more.

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