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definition of the word shine

by the Wiktionnary

Old English scīnan, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

Infinitive
to shine

Third person singular
shines

Simple past
shined or shone

Past participle
shined or shone

Present participle
shining

to shine (third-person singular simple present shines, present participle shining, simple past and past participle shined or shone)

  1. (intransitive) To emit light.
  2. (intransitive) To reflect light.
  3. (intransitive) To distinguish oneself; to excel.
  4. (intransitive) To be immediately apparent.
  5. (transitive) To polish (something).
  6. (transitive, cricket) To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one’s clothing.
  7. (transitive) (ergative) To create light with a flashlight, lamp, torch, etc.


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