shine1 S3 past tense and past participle shone
to produce bright light:
The sun was shining.
The moon shone brightly in the sky.
That lamp's shining in my eyes.
if you shine a light somewhere, you point it in that direction
shine something on/at/around etc something
Shine that torch over here, will you?
to look bright and smooth:
Marion polished the table until it shone.
She had shining black hair.
4 [transitive] past tense and past participle shined
to make something bright by rubbing it [= polish]:
His shoes were shined to perfection.
if your eyes shine, or your face shines, you have an expression of happiness
'It was wonderful!' Kate replied, her eyes shining with excitement.
6 [intransitive not in progressive]
to be very good at something:
The concert will give young jazz musicians a chance to shine.
Peter didn't really shine at school.
something or someone that is an excellent example of a particular quality and should be admired
shining example of
The house is a shining example of Art Deco architecture.
shine throughphrasal verb
What shines through in all her work is her enthusiasm for life.