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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shine v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shone (archaic Shined ); p. pr. & vb. n. Shining.]
 1. To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night.
    Hyperion's quickening fire doth shine.   --Shak.
    God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Cghrist.   --2 Cor. iv. 6.
    Let thine eyes shine forth in their full luster.   --Denham.
 2. To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.
 3. To be effulgent in splendor or beauty. “So proud she shined in her princely state.”
    Once brightest shined this child of heat and air.   --Pope.
 4. To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation.
    Few are qualified to shine in company; but it in most men's power to be agreeable.   --Swift.
 To make the face to shine upon, or To cause the face to shine upon, to be propitious to; to be gracious to.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shin·ing a.
 1. Emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; as, shining lamps; also, bright by the reflection of light; as, shining armor. “Fish . . . with their fins and shining scales.”
 2. Splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished; conspicious; as, a shining example of charity.
 3. Having the surface smooth and polished; -- said of leaves, the surfaces of shells, etc.
 Syn: -- Glistening; bright; radiant; resplendent; effulgent; lustrous; brilliant; glittering; splendid; illustrious.
 Usage: Shining, Brilliant, Sparking. Shining describes the steady emission of a strong light, or the steady reflection of light from a clear or polished surface. Brilliant denotes a shining of great brightness, but with gleams or flashes. Sparkling implies a fitful, intense shining from radiant points or sparks, by which the eye is dazzled. The same distinctions obtain when these epithets are figuratively applied. A man of shining talents is made conspicious by possessing them; if they flash upon the mind with a peculiarly striking effect, we call them brilliant; if his brilliancy is marked by great vivacity and occasional intensity, he is sparkling.
    True paradise . . . inclosed with shining rock.   --Milton.
 Some in a brilliant buckle bind her waist,
 Some round her neck a circling light display.   --Gay.
    His sparkling blade about his head he blest.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shin·ing, n. Emission or reflection of light.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by exceptional merit; "had shining virtues and few
             faults"; "a shining example"
      2: made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a
         sheen or glow; "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished
         brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in
         lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny
         black patents" [syn: bright, burnished, lustrous, shiny]
      3: abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day"; "one shining
         norming"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny" [syn: bright,
          shiny, sunshiny, sunny]
      4: reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the
         horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the
         moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet";
         "shining white enamel" [syn: glistening, glossy, lustrous,
          sheeny, shiny]
      n : the work of making something shine by polishing it; "the
          shining of shoes provided a meager living" [syn: polishing]