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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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When an animal is startled, he will stand gazing at the light, and his eyes may be seen shining distinctly: this is called "_shining the eyes_."
Newest, Picard echoed, the word shining in his mind bright as a nova.
The magazines came to me in shrink-wrap, my name shining out in glossy black or blue or pink.
Steve's got a glamorous, feng-shuied-to-death new joint down the street with the four letters of his name shining out in the extensive flashing heraldry at the front entrance.
In Mongolia, the vice president tried his hand at archery, watched a wrestling match and named a horse during a brief visit to Mongolia, which he called a shining example of democratic development.
Bush also pointed to what he called a shining example of democracy in action, referring to the group's decision to hold a vote to decide to try to overpower the hijackers.
Importantly, this "shining" is in each case the sign that an entity has stepped into an "inner relation" with a higher whole.
NF/VG+ in shining black fine mesh cloth stamped brightly in gold on the spine with no flecking to the lettering.
Apparently, a Moscow weather department spokesperson offered this as an explanation: Several fronts have been passing through Moscow recently, there was an intrusion of the Arctic air too, the sun was shining from the west — this is how the effect was produced.
To obtain that reflection, I took several shots each with the flash, which was attached to the camera with a flexible cord, shining from a different angle.