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noun 
  1. brightness, Brightness from a source of light.
  2. brightness, Brightness from reflected light.
  3. excellence, Excellence in quality or appearance.
  4. shoeshine, Shoeshine.
  5. sunshine, Sunshine.
  6. (slang) moonshine, Moonshine.
  7. (cricket) The amount of shininess on a cricket ball, or on each side of the ball.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, uitmuntendheid, f), bravoure
  • French: éclat(fr)m
  • German: Brillanz , Glanz , Bravour
verb (shines, shining, shined or shone, shined or shone)
  1. (intransitive) To emit light.
  2. (intransitive) To reflect light.
  3. (intransitive) To distinguish oneself; to excel.
  4. (intransitive) To be immediately apparent.
  5. (transitive) To polish (something).
  6. (context, transitive, cricket) To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one"s clothing.
  7. (transitive) (ergative) To create light with a flashlight, lamp, torch, etc.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: (t, nl, opblinken), polieren(nl)
  • French: briller(fr)
  • German: de(de, polieren, {{t-)bohnern
  • Italian: brillare(it)
  • Spanish: brillar(es)
Etymology: scinan, scÄnan, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Swedish skina.


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