1 gleam, glow, shimmer, radiate, beam, glare, flare, glisten, glitter, coruscate, twinkle, sparkle, scintillate, glint, flash, flicker:
The light of a candle shone from her window. The stars are shining brightly. I want that brass polished till it shines
2 polish, burnish, rub (up or down), buff, brush, brighten:
You'd best shine your shoes before going for the job interview.
3 excel, surpass, stand out, outshine, be outstanding or pre-eminent or excellent or prominent or conspicuous:
She had shone at tennis from a very early age, and first entered Wimbledon when she was twelve.
4 gleam, glow, shimmer, sparkle, brightness, radiance, gloss, lustre, sheen, glaze, patina:
That shine was achieved with a little wax and elbow-grease.
5 take a shine to. like, be attracted to, take a fancy to, fancy:
Her Great Dane has taken a shine to me and likes to sit on my lap.
The sun was shining brightly.
| faintly | briefly | steadily | warmly | down, in, out
Sunlight shone in through the window.
VERB + SHINE
(figurative) She seemed to shine with an inner radiance.
| make sth
You've really made that floor shine!
The watchman shone his torch at us.
(figurative) Love and pride shone from her eyes.
The water was shining faintly in the moonlight.
The dark wood shone like glass.
The light shone on his face.
(figurative) His dark eyes shone with excitement.
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