Meaning : The work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it.
The shining of shoes provided a meager living.
Every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing.
Synonyms : polishing
Meaning : Marked by exceptional merit.
Had shining virtues and few faults.
A shining example.
Meaning : Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing. Reflecting a sheen or glow.
Bright silver candlesticks.
A burnished brass knocker.
She brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves.
Rows of shining glasses.
Shiny black patents.