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Webster 1913 Edition


Sheen

Sheen

,
Adj.
[OE.
sehene
, AS.
sciéne
,
sc[GREEK]ne
,
sc[GREEK]ne
, splendid, beautiful; akin to OFries.
sk[GREEK]ne
,
sk[GREEK]ne
, OS.
sc[GREEK]ni
, D.
schoon
, G.
schön
, OHG.
sc[GREEK]ni
, Goth,
skanus
, and E.
shew
; the original meaning being probably, visible, worth seeing. It is not akin to E.
shine
. See
Shew
,
Verb.
T.
]
Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny.
[R., except in poetry.]
This holy maiden, that is so bright and
sheen
.
Chaucer.
Up rose each warrier bold and brave,
Glistening in filed steel and armor
sheen
.
Fairfax.

Sheen

,
Verb.
I.
To shine; to glisten.
[Poetic]
This town,
That,
sheening
far, celestial seems to be.
Byron.

Sheen

,
Noun.
Brightness; splendor; glitter.
“Throned in celestial sheen.”
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sheen

SHEEN

,
Adj.
Bright; glittery; showy.

Definition 2022


Sheen

Sheen

See also: sheen

English

Proper noun

Sheen

  1. An area of London, officially East Sheen
  2. A surname.

sheen

sheen

See also: Sheen

English

Adjective

sheen (comparative more sheen, superlative most sheen)

  1. (rare, poetic) beautiful, good-looking, attractive; radiant; shiny.
    • Fairfax
      Up rose each warrier bold and brave, / Glistening in filed steel and armor sheen.

Noun

sheen (plural sheens)

  1. splendor; radiance; shininess.

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Translations

Verb

sheen (third-person singular simple present sheens, present participle sheening, simple past and past participle sheened)

  1. To shine; to glisten.
    • Byron
      This town, / That, sheening far, celestial seems to be.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

sheen (plural sheens)

  1. The letter ش in the Arabic script.