verb (used without object), shone or shined, shin·ing.
verb (used with object), shone or shined, shin·ing.
Verb Phrases past and past participle shone or shined; present participle shin·ing.
- to attempt to impress (a person), especially in order to gain benefits for oneself.
- to become especially attentive to (one of the opposite sex): Men shine up to her like moths to a light.
- shin splints,
- shine up to,
- shiner perch,
- shingle oak
- regardless of the weather.
- no matter what the circumstances may be: Come rain or shine, he is always on the job.
Origin of shine1
Origin of shine2
Examples from the Web for shine
She attends hip-hop and belly dance classes (known as Arabic dance in Iran) just to shine more at parties.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But they are striving “to shine bright like a diamond” and be happy, and we love them for it.
Hollaback is right to shine a light on these creepy comments from creepy strangers.
It basically says that now is her time, for her to shine as the lead of a show.The Good Wife’s Secret Weapon: Matt Czuchry on Cary Agos’s Terrible, Horrible Year|Kevin Fallon|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“A friend indeed, come build me up/Come shed your light, it makes me shine,” she sings.The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen|Caitlin Dickson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the sun shines on us, and may it shine on our country's cause.The Cruise of the "Lively Bee"|John De Morgan
It had been his ambition to make of his son a renowned minister who should shine in controversy, and an eloquent preacher.The Insect|Jules Michelet
Shine Taylor scrutinized his condition, as he asked for another cigarette.The Voice on the Wire|Eustace Hale Ball
He asked me if I was going to the Dusenalls' 'shine' to-night.Geoffrey Hampstead|Thomas Stinson Jarvis
It is not ours to picture what the sun refused to shine upon, and earth shook to behold.Religious Studies, Sketches and Poems|Harriet Beecher Stowe
verb shines, shining or shone
- whatever the weather
- regardless of circumstances
Word Origin for shine
Old English scinan "shed light, be radiant, be resplendent, iluminate," of persons, "be conspicuous" (class I strong verb; past tense scan, past participle scinen), from Proto-Germanic *skinan (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German skinan, Old Norse and Old Frisian skina, Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Gothic skeinan "to shine, appear"), from PIE root *skai- (2) "to gleam, shine, flicker" (cf. Sanskrit chaya "brilliance, luster; shadow," Greek skia "shade," Old Church Slavonic sinati "to flash up, shine," Albanian he "shadow"). Transitive meaning "to black (boots)" is from 1610s. Related: Shined (in the shoe polish sense), otherwise shone; shining.
1520s, "brightness," from shine (v.). Meaning "polish given to a pair of boots" is from 1871. Derogatory meaning "black person" is from 1908. Phrase to take a shine to "fancy" is American English slang from 1839, perhaps from shine up to "attempt to please as a suitor." Shiner is from late 14c. as "something that shines;" sense of "black eye" first recorded 1904.
In addition to the idiom beginning with shine
- shine up to
- make hay while the sun shines
- rain or shine
- rise and shine
- take a fancy (shine) to