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English

Etymology

Old English scīnan, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.

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Verb

Infinitive
to shine

Third person singular
shines

Simple past
shined or shone

Past participle
shined or shone

Present participle
shining

to shine (third-person singular simple present shines, present participle shining, simple past and past participle shined or shone)
  1. (intransitive) To emit light.
  2. (intransitive) To reflect light.
  3. (intransitive) To distinguish oneself; to excel.
  4. (intransitive) To be immediately apparent.
  5. (transitive) To polish (something).
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one’s clothing.
  7. (transitive) (ergative) To create light with a flashlight, lamp, torch, etc.

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Noun

Singular
shine

Plural
-

shine (-)
  1. Brightness from a source of light.
  2. Brightness from reflected light.
  3. Excellence in quality or appearance.
  4. Shoeshine.
  5. Sunshine.
  6. (slang) Moonshine.
  7. (cricket) The amount of shininess on a cricket ball, or on each side of the ball.

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Irish

Noun

shine

  1. Mutated form of sine.

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