Definition of Shiner

1. Noun. A swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye.

Exact synonyms: Black Eye, Mouse
Generic synonyms: Bruise, Contusion



2. Noun. Something that shines (with emitted or reflected light).
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Twinkler
Derivative terms: Shine

3. Noun. Important food fish of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean; its body is greenish-blue with dark bars and small if any scales.
Exact synonyms: Common Mackerel, Scomber Scombrus
Generic synonyms: Mackerel
Group relationships: Genus Scomber, Scomber
Terms within: Mackerel

4. Noun. Any of numerous small silvery North American cyprinid fishes especially of the genus Notropis.

Definition of Shiner

1. n. That which shines.

Definition of Shiner

1. Noun. One who shines; a luminary. ¹

2. Noun. (colloquial) A black eye. ¹

3. Noun. coon eyes ¹

4. Noun. (slang dated) A bright piece of money. ¹

5. Noun. Any of numerous species of small freshwater American cyprinoid fishes of ''Notropis'', ''Minnilus'', and allied genera, such as the redfin. ¹

6. Noun. Any silvery fish, such as the horsefish, menhaden, or moonfish. ¹

7. Noun. The common Lepisma, or furniture bug. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shiner

1. one that shines [n -S] - See also: shines

Medical Definition of Shiner

1. That which shines. Specifically: A luminary. A bright piece of money. "Has she the shiners, d' ye think?" (Foote) The common Lepisma, or furniture bug. Blunt-nosed shiner, the silver moonfish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shiner

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shinbone
shinbones
shindesi
shindesi kensa
shindies
shindig
shindigs
shindy
shindys
shine
shine-dalgarno sequence
shine at
shine up
shined
shiner (current term)
shiners
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shiness
shinesses
shinest
shineth
shingle
shingle oak
shingle tree
shingled
shingler
shinglers
shingles
shinglier

Literary usage of Shiner

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1. Fishing in American Waters by Genio C. Scott (1869)
"The cisco of the great lakes resembles an. ale- wife, and sometimes attains the weight of three pounds. . THE shiner. I This tiny white fish, with scales of ..."

2. Fishing in American Waters by Genio C. Scott (1869)
"THE shiner. This tiny white fish, with scales of metallic lustre, is from two to four inches long, and the best bait-fish which belongs to the fresh waters ..."

3. Fishing in American Waters by Genio C. Scott (1869)
"THE shiner. ti This tiny white fish, with scales of metallic lustre, is from two to four inches long, and the best bait-fish which belongs to the fresh ..."

4. Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces by Henry William Herbert (1849)
"New York shiner. THIS beautiful little fish is common to almost every pond and stream throughout the temperate regions of North America, from the waters of ..."

5. American Trout-stream Insects: A Guide to Angling Flies and Other Aquatic by Louis Rhead (1916)
"I succeeded at last in producing what may be seen on this page— a silver dace or shiner—and a golden chub, constructed in various materials round a single ..."

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