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Definition of shine:

  1. A liking for a person; a fancy.
  2. Caper; antic; row.
  3. Shining; sheen.
  4. Sunshine; fair weather.
  5. The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen.
  6. To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.
  7. To be effulgent in splendor or beauty.
  8. To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation.
  9. To cause to shine, as a light.
  10. To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night.
  11. To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light; as, in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them.


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