Shimmer vs. Shine

Shimmer vs. Shine — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Shimmer and Shine

Shimmerverb

To shine with a subdued flickering light

Fireflies shimmered in the night sky.

Shineverb

To emit light.

Shimmerverb

To be reflected as a subdued, flickering light

The moon shimmered on the pond's surface.

Shineverb

To reflect light; glint or glisten.

Shimmernoun

A flickering or tremulous light; a glimmer.

Shineverb

To distinguish oneself in an activity or a field; excel.

Shimmerverb

(intransitive) To shine with a veiled, tremulous, or intermittent light; to gleam faintly

Shineverb

To be immediately apparent

Delight shone in her eyes.

Shimmernoun

A faint or veiled and tremulous gleam or shining; a glimmer.

Shineverb

To aim or cast the beam or glow of (a light).

Shimmernoun

a weak and tremulous light;

the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathersthe play of light on the water

Shineverb

past tense and past participle shined To make glossy or bright by polishing.

Shimmerverb

shine with a weak or fitful light;

Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight

Shinenoun

Brightness from a source of light; radiance.

Shimmerverb

give off a shimmering reflection, as of silk

Shinenoun

Brightness from reflected light; luster.

Shinenoun

A shoeshine.

Shinenoun

Excellence in quality or appearance; splendor.

Shinenoun

Fair weather

rain or shine.

Shinenoun

shines(Informal) Pranks or tricks.

Shinenoun

(Slang) Whiskey; moonshine.

Shinenoun

Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a black person.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To emit light.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To reflect light.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To distinguish oneself; to excel.

My nephew tried other sports before deciding on football, which he shone at right away, quickly becoming the star of his school team.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To be effulgent in splendour or beauty.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers.

Shineverb

(intransitive) To be immediately apparent.

Shineverb

(transitive) To create light with (a flashlight, lamp, torch, or similar).

I shone my light into the darkness to see what was making the noise.

Shineverb

(transitive) To cause to shine, as a light.

Shineverb

To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light.

in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them

Shineverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to shine; put a shine on (something); polish (something).

He shined my shoes until they were polished smooth and gleaming.

Shineverb

To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one’s clothing.

Shinenoun

Brightness from a source of light.

Shinenoun

Brightness from reflected light.

Shinenoun

Excellence in quality or appearance.

Shinenoun

Shoeshine.

Shinenoun

Sunshine.

Shinenoun

(slang) Moonshine.

Shinenoun

(cricket) The amount of shininess on a cricket ball, or on each side of the ball.

Shinenoun

(slang) A liking for a person; a fancy.

She's certainly taken a shine to you.

Shinenoun

A caper; an antic; a row.

Shinenoun

the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

Shineverb

be bright by reflecting or casting light;

Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

Shineverb

emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light;

The sun shone bright that dayThe fire beamed on their faces

Shineverb

be shiny, as if wet;

His eyes were glistening

Shineverb

be distinguished or eminent;

His talent shines

Shineverb

be clear and obvious;

A shining example

Shineverb

especially of the complexion: show a strong bright color, such as red or pink;

Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna

Shineverb

throw or flash the light of (a lamp, etc.);

Shine the light on that window, please

Shineverb

touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly;

Light fell on her faceThe sun shone on the fieldsThe light struck the golden necklaceA strange sound struck my ears

Shineverb

experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion;

She was beaming with joyHer face radiated with happiness

Shineverb

(of surfaces) make shine;

shine the silver, pleasepolish my shoes