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- adj. Emitting light.
- adj. Reflecting light.
- adj. Having a high polish or sheen.
- adj. Having exceptional merit.
- v. Present participle of shine.
- n. A bright emission of light; a gleam.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; ; also, bright by the reflection of light.
- adj. Splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished; conspicious.
- adj. Having the surface smooth and polished; -- said of leaves, the surfaces of shells, etc.
- n. Emission or reflection of light.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Brightness; effulgence; light; sheen.
- n. Lightning.
- n. An effort to eclipse others or to be conspicuous; ostentatious display.
- n. The hunting of deer by attracting them with fire by night; jack-hunting. See to shine deer, under shine.
- Emitting or reflecting light; bright; gleaming; glowing; radiant; lustrous; polished; glossy.
- Splendid; illustrious; distinguished; conspicuous; notable: as, a shining example of charity.
- Synonyms Resplendent, effulgent, brilliant, luminous. See shine, intransitive verb
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
- adj. marked by exceptional merit
- adj. reflecting light
- n. the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
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