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Meaning of shine

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
           [syn: {radiance}, {radiancy}, {shine}, {effulgence},
           {refulgence}, {refulgency}]
      v 1: be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully
           --the wet road reflects" [syn: {reflect}, {shine}]
      2: emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun
         shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
         [syn: {shine}, {beam}]
      3: be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening" [syn:
         {glitter}, {glisten}, {glint}, {gleam}, {shine}]
      4: be distinguished or eminent; "His talent shines"
      5: be clear and obvious; "A shining example"
      6: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or
         pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna" [syn:
         {glow}, {beam}, {radiate}, {shine}]
      7: throw or flash the light of (a lamp); "Shine the light on
         that window, please"
      8: touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell
         on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light
         struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears"
         [syn: {fall}, {shine}, {strike}]
      9: experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good
         health or an intense emotion; "She was beaming with joy";
         "Her face radiated with happiness" [syn: {glow}, {beam},
         {radiate}, {shine}]
      10: make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish
          my shoes" [syn: {polish}, {smooth}, {smoothen}, {shine}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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