Origin of shining
Synonyms for shining
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.
Origin of shine1
Synonyms for shine
Related Words for shiningradiant, glistening, luminous, gleaming, shimmering, brilliant, splendid, glorious, sparkling, bright, lustrous, scintillating, shiny, conspicuous, incandescent, distinguished, glazed, beaming, glossy, sleek
Examples from the Web for shining
Contemporary Examples of shining
As Randy notes, “Maybe there is a value in shining a light on this and asking the questions.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism
January 1, 2015
This award is fought over tooth-and-nail each year by political consultants from sea to shining sea.The Strangest, Cheesiest, Most Brazenly False Political Ads of 2014
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
November 3, 2014
They were, if you believed the Soviet propaganda machine, a shining example of communism at work.Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All: Slava Fetisov on ‘Red Army,’ Soviet Nostalgia, and What Drives Putin
October 9, 2014
Call it LANifest destiny: the sense the Internet should be available, everywhere, from sea to shining sea.Keep Our Wilderness Off Of Wi-Fi
September 3, 2014
Tonight, millions of Americans from sea to shining sea will gasp at a night sky filled with brilliant colors and loud explosions.James Madison’s Lesson in Delayed Great-ification
July 4, 2014
Historical Examples of shining
In from the shining sea late that afternoon steamed the Viluca.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
See how their shining hair sparkles on the surface of the waters!Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
"I'll prove to you that I am worthy of your trust," she said with shining eyes.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
The morning sun had always called him to a new day, and the sun was shining.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He held my hands when we parted and looked into my eyes, and I saw that his own were shining.The Bacillus of Beauty
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