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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 windows were very high up; the glass was red, blue, and green, and the sunlight shone through quite wondrously in all sorts of colors.
And the Ranunculus shone brightly, and looked again at Gerda.
The morning wind gently rocked them to and fro, and the sun shone warmly down upon the dewy grass, where butterflies spread their gay wings, and bees with their deep voices sung among the flowers; while the little birds hopped merrily about to peep at them.
Then she spread the table afresh, and to it came fearlessly the busy ant and bee, gay butterfly and bird; even the poor blind mole and humble worm were not forgotten; and with gentle words she gave to all, while each learned something of their kind little teacher; and the love that made her own heart bright shone alike on all.
And when the bright goddess had fully clothed herself, she stood by the couch, and her head reached to the well-hewn roof-tree; from her cheeks shone unearthly beauty such as belongs to rich-crowned Cytherea.
Why, the wearer must have shone like a golden image
Above me shone the red eye of Mars holding her awful secret, forty-eight million miles away.
The grass exhaled an odour of summer; flies buzzed in the air, the sun shone on the river and warmed the slated roof.
She was really a very pretty woman, and, had she been in any other company but that of Sophia, might have been thought beautiful; but when Mrs Honour of her own accord attended (for her mistress would not suffer her to be waked), and had equipped our heroine, the charms of Mrs Fitzpatrick, who had performed the office of the morning-star, and had preceded greater glories, shared the fate of that star, and were totally eclipsed the moment those glories shone forth.
All night our fires shone out across the valley; all night the songs of soldiers echoed down the hills.
And presently all these birds came down close, skimming over the water and the land; and the night-sky was left clear above, and the moon shone as before.
Thumbelina pleased him, and she, too, was delighted, for now the toads could not reach her, and it was so beautiful where she was travelling; the sun shone on the water and made it sparkle like the brightest silver.