Keen

  • 1 Keen — (k[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Keener} (k[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Keenest}.] [OE. kene sharp, bold, AS. c[=e]ne bold; akin to D. koen, OHG. kuoni, G. k[ u]hn, OSw. kyn, k[ o]n, Icel. k[ae]nn, for k[oe]nn wise; perh. akin to E. ken, can to be able. [root]45 …

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  • 2 keen — [kiːn] adjective 1. if competition is keen, people are trying very hard to get an advantage over others doing the same thing: • Business has become scarcer, competition keener and profit margins slimmer. • These properties are likely to attract… …

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  • 3 Keen's — Mustard is a brand that has existed since 1742 [http://www.britishempire.co.uk/media/advertising/keensmustardpack.htm] . The original maker, Keen Sons in England, became Keen Robinson Company, then was acquired in 1903 by rival mustard maker… …

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  • 4 Keen — steht für: Commander Keen, Computerspiel Serie Keen (Schuhe), ein US amerikanischer Outdoor Schuhhersteller Keen ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Andrew Keen (* 1960), britisch amerikanischer Unternehmer, Autor und Internet Kritiker David… …

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  • 5 keen — keen1 [kēn] adj. [ME kene < OE cene, wise, learned, akin to Ger kühn, bold < IE base * ĝen , to KNOW: the principal senses spring from the basic notion “capable”] 1. having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well [a keen knife, a keen… …

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  • 6 Keen'v — Nom Kevin Bonnet Naissance 31 janvier 1983 (1983 01 31) (28 ans) Rouen,  Franc …

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  • 7 keen on — (informal) 1. Devoted to 2. Fond of 3. Very interested in, esp romantically or sexually 4. Very desirous of • • • Main Entry: ↑keen * * * keen on 1 : very excited about and interested in (something) …

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  • 8 Keen — may refer to the following:Video games* Commander Keen series, a video game series * Keening , the legendary sword in the video game , see Kagrenac s Tools Other * Keen Engineering * Keen Footwear See also * Keene * Keane * Keening the… …

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  • 9 keen\ on — • keen about • keen on adj. phr. Very enthusiastic about someone or something. It is well known that Queen Elizabeth is keen on horses …

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  • 10 keen — [adj1] enthusiastic agog, alert, animate, animated, anxious, appetent, ardent, athirst, avid, breathless, devoted, dying to*, eager, earnest, ebullient, fervent, fervid, fierce, fond of, gung ho*, impassioned, impatient, intense, intent,… …

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  • 11 keen — Ⅰ. keen [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) eager; enthusiastic. 2) (keen on) interested in or attracted by. 3) (of a blade) sharp. 4) mentally acute or quick. 5) Brit. (of prices) very low; competitive …

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  • 12 Keen — Keen, v. t. To sharpen; to make cold. [R.] [1913 Webster] Cold winter keens the brightening flood. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 Keen — Keen, n. [Ir. caoine.] A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. {Coranach}. [Ireland] Froude. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 Keen — Keen, v. i. To wail as a keener does. [Ireland] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 keen — adj 1 *sharp, acute Analogous words: piercing, penetrating, probing (see ENTER): *pungent, poignant, piquant: cutting, biting, incisive, trenchant Antonyms: blunt Contrasted words: *dull, obtuse 2 * …

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  • 16 keen — index acute, bitter (penetrating), close (rigorous), cognizant, discriminating (judicious), eager …

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  • 17 keen — keen1 W3S3 [ki:n] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(want something)¦ 2¦(like)¦ 3¦(hobby/interest)¦ 4¦(eager to work/learn)¦ 5¦(sight/smell/hearing)¦ 6¦(mind)¦ 7¦(feeling)¦ 8¦(competition)¦ 9¦(attracted)¦ 10¦(sharp)¦ …

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  • 18 keen — [[t]ki͟ːn[/t]] ♦♦♦ keener, keenest, keens, keening, keened 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, ADJ on ing/n, ADJ that, ADJ to inf If you are keen on doing something, you very much want to do it. If you are keen that something should happen, you very much… …

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  • 19 keen — I UK [kiːn] / US [kɪn] adjective Word forms keen : adjective keen comparative keener superlative keenest *** 1) a) wanting to do something, or wanting other people to do something be keen to do something: The government is keen to avoid further… …

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  • 20 keen´er — keen1 «keen», adjective. 1. so shaped as to cut well: »a keen blade. 2. sharp; cutting; piercing; intense: »a keen wind, keen hunger, keen pain, Figurative. keen wit. SYNO …

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