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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHIN, noun The fore part of the leg, particularly of the human leg; the fore part of the crural bone, called tibia. This bone being only covered by the skin, may be named for that circumstance; skin-bone; or it may be formed from the root of chine, edge.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Cooling, the king of Adamah, in the valley of Siddim, who with his confederates was conquered by Chedorlaomer (Genesis 14:2).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

father of changing

Naves Topical Index

King of Admah.
Genesis 14:2

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(splendor of the father , i.e. God), the king of Admah in the time of Abraham. (Genesis 14:2) (B.C. 1912.)

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

watch of him that sleeps

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(country of two rivers), the ancient name of the great alluvial tract through which the Tigris and Euphrates pass before reaching the sea

the tract known in later times as Chald'a or Babylonia. It was a plain country, where brick had to be used for stone and slime for mortar. (Genesis 11:3) Among the cities were Babel (Babylon), Erech or Orech (Orchoe), Calneh or Calno (probably Niffer), and Accad, the site of which is unknown. It may be suspected that Shinar was the name by which the Hebrews originally knew the lower Mesopotamian country where they so long dwelt, and which Abraham brought with him from "Ur of the Chaldees."

Naves Topical Index
Shinar, Land of

See Babylon

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shinar, the Land of

LXX. and Vulgate "Senaar;" in the inscriptions, "Shumir;" probably identical with Babylonia or Southern Mesopotamia, extending almost to the Persian Gulf. Here the tower of Babel was built (Genesis 11:1-6), and the city of Babylon. The name occurs later in Jewish history (Isaiah 11:11; Zechariah 5:11). Shinar was apparently first peopled by Turanian tribes, who tilled the land and made bricks and built cities. Then tribes of Semites invaded the land and settled in it, and became its rulers. This was followed in course of time by an Elamite invasion; from which the land was finally delivered by Khammurabi, the son of Amarpel ("Amraphel, king of Shinar," Genesis 14:1), who became the founder of the new empire of Chaldea. (See AMRAPHEL.)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHINE, verb intransitive [If s is a prefix, this word accords with the root of Latin canus, caneo.

1. To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit lightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night. Shining differs from sparkling, glistening, glittering, as it usually implies a steady radiation or emission of light, whereas the latter words usually imply irregular or interrupted radiation. This distinction is not always not always observed, and we may say, the fixed stars shine, as well as they sparkle. But we never say the sun or the moon sparkles.

2. To be bright; to be lively and animated; to be brilliant.

Let thine eyes shine forth in their full luster. Denham.

3. To be unclouded; as, the moon shines.

4. To be glossy or bright, as silk.

Fish with their fins and shining scales. Milton.

5. To be gay or splendid.

So proud she shined in her princely state. Spenser.

6. To be beautiful.

Once brightest shin'd this child of heat and air. Pope.

7. To be eminent, conspicuous or distinguished; as, to shine in courts.

Few are qualified to shine in company. Swift.

8. To give light, real or figurative.

The light of righteousness hath not shined to us. Wisdom.

9. To manifest glorious excellencies.

10. To be clearly published.

11. To be conspicuously displayed; to be manifest.

Let your light so shine before men- Matthew 5:16.

To cause the face to shine, to be propitious.

SHINE, noun

1. Fair weather.

Be it fair or foul, rain or shine. Dryden.

2. Brightness; splendor; luster; gloss.

The glittering shine of gold. Decay of Piety.

Fair op'ning to some court's propitious shine. [Not elegant.] Pope.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHI'NESS. [See Shyness.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHIN'GLE, noun [Gr.; Latin scinkula, from scindo.]

1. A thin board sawed or rived for covering buildings. Shingles are of different lengths, with one end much thinner than the other for lapping. They are used for covering roofs and sometimes the body of the builking.

2. Round gravel, or a collection of roundish stones.

The plain of La Crau in France, is composed of shingle. Pinkerton.

3. Shingles, plural [Latin cingulum, ] a kind of tetter or herpes which spreads around the body like a girdle; an eruptive disease.

SHIN'GLE, verb transitive To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHIN'GLED, participle passive Covered with shingles.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHIN'GLING, participle present tense Covering with shingles.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHI'NING, participle present tense

1. Emitting light; beaming; gleaming.

2. adjective Bright; splendid; radiant.

3. Illustrious; distinguished; conspicuous; as a shining example of charity.

SHI'NING, noun Effusion or clearness of light; brightness.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHI'NY, adjective Bright; luminous; clear; unclouded.

Like a distant thunder on a shiny day. Dryden.