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 shonedazzle, burn, illuminate, glisten, beam, twinkle, gleam, flash, shimmer, blink, flicker, sparkle, radiate, glare, glitter, glow, rub, incandesce, luminesce, illumine
Examples from the Web for shone
Contemporary Examples of shone
Shepherds abiding in the field” saw colorful Christmas lights that “shone round about them.Keep Christmas Commercialized!
P. J. O’Rourke
December 6, 2014
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
August 26, 2014
There was no mistaking what shone undimmed in her unseeing eyes and all the rest of her.Killed by Donald Sterling’s Racism
May 14, 2014
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
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
December 3, 2013
Historical Examples of shone
For that one moment the despair that was in him shone in his eyes.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
In the latter's eyes, for the first time, shone a real and ungrudging admiration.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
The roads were frozen hard, and shone like silver in the ruts.Tiverton Tales
It was the same—the same face that shone across me in that hour of pain!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Last of all, Venus shone upon him, beautiful as none can ever hope to be.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
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