Definitions for shining

Definitions for (noun) shining

Main entry: shining, polishing

Definition: the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it

Usage: the shining of shoes provided a meager living; every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing

Definitions for (adj) shining

Main entry: glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shining, shiny

Definition: reflecting light

Usage: glistening bodies of swimmers; the horse's glossy coat; lustrous auburn hair; saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet; shining white enamel

Main entry: bright, burnished, shining, shiny, lustrous

Definition: made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow

Usage: bright silver candlesticks; a burnished brass knocker; she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves; rows of shining glasses; shiny black patents

Main entry: shining

Definition: marked by exceptional merit

Usage: had shining virtues and few faults; a shining example

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