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Sheen vs. Shine

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Sheenadjective

Beautiful, good-looking, attractive; radiant; shiny.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To emit light.

Sheennoun

Splendor; radiance; shininess.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To reflect light.

Sheennoun

A thin layer of a substance (such as oil) spread on a solid or liquid surface.

‘oil sheen’;

Shineverb

(intransitive) To distinguish oneself; to excel.

‘My nephew tried other sports before deciding on football, which he shone at right away, quickly becoming the star of his school team.’;

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Sheenverb

To shine; to glisten.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To be effulgent in splendour or beauty.

Sheenadjective

Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny.

‘This holy maiden, that is so bright and sheen.’; ‘Up rose each warrier bold and brave,Glistening in filed steel and armor sheen.’;

Shineverb

(intransitive) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers.

Sheenverb

To shine; to glisten.

‘This town,That, sheening far, celestial seems to be.’;

Shineverb

(intransitive) To be immediately apparent.

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Sheennoun

Brightness; splendor; glitter.

Shineverb

(transitive) To create light with (a flashlight, lamp, torch, or similar).

‘I shone my light into the darkness to see what was making the noise.’;

Sheennoun

the visual property of something that shines with reflected light

Shineverb

(transitive) To cause to shine, as a light.

Shineverb

To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light.

‘in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them’;

Shineverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to shine; put a shine on (something); polish (something).

‘He shined my shoes until they were polished smooth and gleaming.’;

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Shineverb

To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one’s clothing.

Shinenoun

Brightness from a source of light.

Shinenoun

Brightness from reflected light.

Shinenoun

Excellence in quality or appearance.

Shinenoun

Shoeshine.

Shinenoun

Sunshine.

Shinenoun

(slang) Moonshine.

Shinenoun

(cricket) The amount of shininess on a cricket ball, or on each side of the ball.

Shinenoun

(slang) A liking for a person; a fancy.

‘She's certainly taken a shine to you.’;

Shinenoun

A caper; an antic; a row.

Shineverb

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.’; ‘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.’; ‘Let thine eyes shine forth in their full luster.’;

Shineverb

To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.

Shineverb

To be effulgent in splendor or beauty.

‘Once brightest shined this child of heat and air.’;

Shineverb

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.’;

Shineverb

To cause to shine, as a light.

‘He [God] doth not rain wealth, nor shine honor and virtues, upon men equally.’;

Shineverb

To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light; as, in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them.

Shinenoun

The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen.

‘Now sits not girt with taper's holy shine.’; ‘Fair opening to some court's propitious shine.’; ‘The distant shine of the celestial city.’;

Shinenoun

Sunshine; fair weather.

‘Be it fair or foul, or rain or shine.’;

Shinenoun

A liking for a person; a fancy.

Shinenoun

Caper; antic; row.

Shineadjective

Shining; sheen.

Shinenoun

the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

Shineverb

be bright by reflecting or casting light;

‘Drive carefully--the wet road reflects’;

Shineverb

emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light;

‘The sun shone bright that day’; ‘The fire beamed on their faces’;

Shineverb

be shiny, as if wet;

‘His eyes were glistening’;

Shineverb

be distinguished or eminent;

‘His talent shines’;

Shineverb

be clear and obvious;

‘A shining example’;

Shineverb

especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink;

‘Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna’;

Shineverb

throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.);

‘Shine the light on that window, please’;

Shineverb

touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly;

‘Light fell on her face’; ‘The sun shone on the fields’; ‘The light struck the golden necklace’; ‘A strange sound struck my ears’;

Shineverb

experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion;

‘She was beaming with joy’; ‘Her face radiated with happiness’;

Shineverb

(of surfaces) make shine;

‘shine the silver, please’; ‘polish my shoes’;

Shineverb

(of the sun or another source of light) give out a bright light

‘the sun shone through the window’;

Shineverb

glow or be bright with reflected light

‘she brushed her hair until it shone’;

Shineverb

(of a person's eyes) be bright with emotion

‘his eyes shone with excitement’;

Shineverb

direct (a torch or other light) somewhere in order to see something in the dark

‘he shone the torch around the room before entering’;

Shineverb

be very talented or perform very well

‘a boy who shone at nothing’;

Shineverb

make (an object made of leather, metal, or wood) bright by rubbing it; polish

‘his shoes were shined to perfection’;

Shinenoun

a quality of brightness produced when light is reflected on something

‘my hair has lost its shine’;

Shinenoun

an act of rubbing something to give it a shiny surface

‘Archie's shoes got a quick shine from a boy with a cloth’;

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