HyperDic: shining

English > 4 senses of the word shining:
ADJECTIVEallshiningmarked by exceptional merit
allshining, bright, burnished, lustrous, shinymade smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing
allshining, glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shinyreflecting light
NOUNactshining, polishingthe work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
shining > pronunciation
Soundsshay'nihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > shining: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by exceptional merit.
Examples
  • "had shining virtues and few faults"
  • "a shining example"
BroadersuperiorOf high or superior quality or performance
Spanishcélebre, destacado, famoso, ilustre
English > shining: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmade smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow.
Example "rows of shining glasses"
Synonymsbright, burnished, lustrous, shiny
Broaderpolishedperfected or made shiny and smooth
Spanishbrillante, bruñido, luminoso, lustroso, reluciente
Catalanbrillant, lluent, llustrós
English > shining: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningReflecting light.
Example "shining white enamel"
Synonymsglistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny
Broaderbrightemitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
Spanishbrillante, lustroso, refulgente, reluciente
Catalanbrillant, lluent
English > shining: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it.
Example"the shining of shoes provided a meager living"
Synonympolishing
NarrowershoeshineThe act of shining shoes
BroaderworkActivity directed toward making or doing something
Spanishlustrado, pulimento
Catalanpoliment
Verbsshinemake (a surface) shine

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