shining

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Adjective[edit]

shining (comparative more shining, superlative most shining)

  1. Emitting light.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      'Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.
  2. Reflecting light.
  3. Having a high polish or sheen.
  4. Having exceptional merit.
    a shining example

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Verb[edit]

shining

  1. Present participle of shine.

Noun[edit]

shining (plural shinings)

  1. A bright emission of light; a gleam.