Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shine

1 sense of shine

Sense 1
radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency -- (the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light)
       => brightness -- (the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shine

10 senses of shine

Sense 1
reflect, shine -- (be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

Sense 2
shine, beam -- (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces")

Sense 3
glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shine -- (be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening")
       => look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

Sense 4
shine -- (be distinguished or eminent; "His talent shines")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
shine -- (be clear and obvious; "A shining example")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 6
glow, beam, radiate, shine -- (have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna")
       => look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time")

Sense 7
shine -- (throw or flash the light of (a lamp); "Shine the light on that window, please")

Sense 8
fall, shine, strike -- (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")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

Sense 9
glow, beam, radiate, shine -- (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")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

Sense 10
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine -- (make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes")
       => fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)

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