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Definition of Keen
KeenKeen Keen (k[=e]n), a. [Compar. Keener (-[~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. ]
1. Sharp; having a fine edge or point; as, a keen razor, or a
razor with a keen edge.
A bow he bare and arwes [arrows] bright and kene.
That my keen knife see not the wound it makes.
2. Acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing
mental acuteness; as, a man of keen understanding; a keen
look; keen features.
To make our wits more keen. --Shak.
Before the keen inquiry of her thought. --Cowper.
3. Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe;
as, keen satire or sarcasm.
Good father cardinal, cry thou amen To my keen
4. Piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold,
wind, etc,; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
Breasts the keen air, and carols as he goes.
5. Eager; vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite. ``Of full
kene will.' --Piers Plowman.
So keen and greedy to confound a man. --Shak.
Note: Keen is often used in the composition of words, most of
which are of obvious signification; as, keen-edged,
keen-eyed, keen-sighted, keen-witted, etc.
Syn: Prompt; eager; ardent; sharp; acute; cutting;
penetrating; biting; severe; sarcastic; satirical;
Keen Keen, v. t.
To sharpen; to make cold. [R.]
Cold winter keens the brightening flood. --Thomson.
KeenKeen Keen, n. [Ir. caoine.]
A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. Coranach.
Keen Keen, v. i.
To wail as a keener does. [Ireland]
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