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shone

 (shōn, shŏn)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of shine.

shone

(ʃɒn; US ʃəʊn)
vb
the past tense and past participle of shine

shine

(ʃaɪn)

v. shone, esp. for 9,10, shined; shin•ing; v.i.
1. to give forth or glow with light.
2. to be bright with reflected light; glisten; sparkle.
3. (of light) to appear brightly or strongly; glare.
4. to appear unusually animated, as the eyes or face.
5. to excel: to shine in algebra.
v.t.
6. to cause to shine.
7. to direct the light of (a lamp, mirror, etc.).
8. to polish (shoes, silverware, etc.).
9. shine up to, Informal.
a. to attempt to impress (a person), esp. in order to gain benefits for oneself.
b. to become esp. attentive to.
n.
10. radiance or brightness caused by emitted or reflected light.
11. luster; polish.
12. a polish or gloss given to shoes.
13. an act or instance of polishing shoes.
14. Often, shines. a prank or caper.
15. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.)
Idioms:
take a shine to, to develop a strong liking for (a person).
[before 900; Middle English s(c)hinen (v.), Old English scīnan, c. Old Frisian skīna, Old Saxon, Old High German skīnan, Old Norse skīna, Gothic skeinan]
usage: Definition 17 is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
Translations

shine

(ʃain) past tense, past participle shone (ʃon, (American) ʃoun) verb
1. to (cause to) give out light; to direct such light towards someone or something. The light shone from the window; The policeman shone his torch; He shone a torch on the body.
2. to be bright. She polished the silver till it shone.
3. (past tense, past participle shined) to polish. He tries to make a living by shining shoes.
4. (often with at) to be very good (at something). He shines at games; You really shone in yesterday's match.
noun
1. brightness; the state of being well polished. He likes a good shine on his shoes; a ray of sunshine.
2. an act of polishing. I'll just give my shoes a shine.
ˈshining adjective
very bright and clear; producing or reflecting light; polished. a shining star; The windows were clean and shining.
ˈshiny adjective
glossy; reflecting light; polished. a shiny cover on a book; a shiny nose; shiny shoes.
ˈshininess noun
References in classic literature ?
The four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened at the cheerful words, but darkened again as Jo said sadly, "We haven't got Father, and shall not have him for a long time.
You are a banker and you will have chances I never had," he said and his eyes shone.
The sun shone into my bath-water through the west half-window, and a big Maltese cat came up and rubbed himself against the tub, watching me curiously.
Let me see," she went on, throwing back her head and narrowing her fine eyes till they shone like two vivid points of light.
His tomahawk was nearly hid in silver, and the handle of his knife shone like a horn of solid gold.
His descendant, in compliance with the requirements of a nicer age, had etherealized this rude benevolence into that broad benignity of smile wherewith he shone like a noonday sun along the streets, or glowed like a household fire in the drawing-rooms of his private acquaintance.
In his port was the dignity of one who had borne His Majesty's commission, and who was therefore illuminated by a ray of the splendour that shone so dazzlingly about the throne.
In one corner stood a huge bag of wool, ready to be spun; in another, a quantity of linsey-woolsey just from the loom; ears of Indian corn, and strings of dried apples and peaches, hung in gay festoons along the walls, mingled with the gaud of red peppers; and a door left ajar gave him a peep into the best parlor, where the claw-footed chairs and dark mahogany tables shone like mirrors; andirons, with their accompanying shovel and tongs, glistened from their covert of asparagus tops; mock- oranges and conch - shells decorated the mantelpiece; strings of various-colored birds eggs were suspended above it; a great ostrich egg was hung from the centre of the room, and a corner cupboard, knowingly left open, displayed immense treasures of old silver and well-mended china.
I remember closing my eyes an instant, yieldingly, consciously, as before the excess of something beautiful that shone out of the blue of her own.
At the time I now write of, Father Mapple was in the hardy winter of a healthy old age; that sort of old age which seems merging into a second flowering youth, for among all the fissures of his wrinkles, there shone certain mild gleams of a newly developing bloom --the spring verdure peeping forth even beneath February's snow.
At this time I used to stand in the stable and my coat was brushed every day till it shone like a rook's wing.
They stood there while the sun went down upon this scene, and the sky in the west turned blood-red, and the tops of the houses shone like fire.