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Entry Word: shine
Function: noun
Text: 1 brightness created by light reflected from a surface <the troop inspector insisted on nothing less than a dazzling shine from every pair of shoes in the line of review>
Synonyms gloss, luster (or lustre), polish, sheen
Related Words glare, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glow, shimmer; flicker, sparkle, twinkle; illumination, irradiation; iridescence, luminescence; brightness, brilliance, luminosity, radiance; finish, glaze
Near Antonyms dimness, dinginess, dirtiness, drabness, dullness (also dulness), flatness; grayness, paleness; cloudiness, gloom, murkiness, obscurity, somberness
2 the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible <by the shine of the full moon we could see the rabbit helping himself to our garden vegetables> -- see LIGHT 1
3 positive regard for something <took quite a shine to the new neighbors> -- see LIKING