Afire vs Shining - What's the difference?

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Afire is a related term of shining.

As adjectives the difference between afire and shining

is that afire is on fire while shining is emitting light.

As a verb shining is


As a noun shining is

a bright emission of light; a gleam.




(en adjective)
  • on fire
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    (en adjective)
  • Emitting light.
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  • Reflecting light.
  • Having a high polish or sheen.
  • Having exceptional merit.
  • Verb

  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bright emission of light; a gleam.