Definition for shone (2 of 2)
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
Examples from the Web for shone
Shepherds abiding in the field” saw colorful Christmas lights that “shone round about them.
But how could you a call a signature talent that shone for more than four decades in show business tiresome?Billy Crystal's Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys Was Perfect|Kevin Fallon|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was no mistaking what shone undimmed in her unseeing eyes and all the rest of her.
Shawn shone in ivory-colored silk, and she spoke her vows bravely to Justice of the Peace Bill Bailey, who presided.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perry informed the listening public that they shone “even brighter than the moon, moon, moon.”The Rise of Selfie Pop: Why Songs About Self-Esteem Are All the Rage|Andrew Romano|December 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Here we are,” said Kenneth, in a whisper, as the light now shone down upon them.Three Boys|George Manville Fenn
The process was long and leisurely, and there came a period of wait—to let the oil that shone on his dark skin soak in.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
It shone all over her face and made the room brighter for a long time after she had left.Leerie|Ruth Sawyer
Was it stupor or was it sleep that shone under those half-closed eyelids.The Story of an African Farm|(AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
The sun had now risen, his bright rays glancing across the placid water, which shone like a sheet of burnished gold.The Settlers|William H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for shone (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for shone (2 of 2)
verb shines, shining or shone
- whatever the weather
- regardless of circumstances
Word Origin for shine
Idioms and Phrases with shone
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