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Definition of keen:

  1. Eager; sharp; having a very fine edge; piercing; severe; bitter; acute of mind.

Common misspellings for keen:

kenn, cean, keed, kleen, kien, ceen, kean, kneen, egar, leen, keem.

Keen \keen\

fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye; ancient
Keen as a boy's name is a variant of Keane (Irish, Gaelic, Old English) and Keenan (Irish, Gaelic), and the meaning of Keen is "fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye; ancient".
Keon, Kean, Ken, Kenn, Keene.

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This graph shows how "keen" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for keen:

  1. Was he keen to get back? "The Rough Road" , William John Locke.
  2. Simply, I see that she is no longer keen on the matter, and there is a large possibility of my not having her at all. "To-morrow?" , Victoria Cross.
  3. Every shopman is keen to sell as much as he can; and when he is aware of a man getting plenty of money, he would likely ask him, 'Are you going to buy anything? "Second Shetland Truck System Report" , William Guthrie.

Quotes for keen:

  1. People were so keen to get investment. In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland, and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many, many years. - John Hume
  2. I'm in my 80s and not a keen television fan. - Nigel Kneale
  3. Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he was always right on the mark. - Audrey Meadows
  4. One of my favorite stories was Black Orchid, because it was so different from all the others. I especially enjoyed dancing the Charleston. I have always been keen on dancing. - Sarah Sutton
  5. I said, look, do you think you could bring Gerry through, and they said yeah, absolutely, they thought that. Joel was very keen to cast him. If all my music team were happy, I was happy. - Andrew Lloyd Webber

Rhymes for keen:

  1. agin, aileen, aldin, aleen, alene, ameen, amin, ardeen, arleen, baleen, benzene, between, caffeine, canteen, careen, carleen, casein, cathleen, celine, charleen, charlene, charline, chretien, christine, citrine, claudine, clymene, coleen, colleen, convene, corinne, crimean, cuisine, demean, deneen, doreen, eighteen, eileen, eugene, feldene, fifteen, foreseen, fourteen, francine, georgine, helene, ireene, irene, janine, jeanine, joaquin, jolene, justine, kathleen, killeen, kristine, lamine, latrine, laureen, laurene, levine, lorene, lurleen, machine, marcin, marine, marleen, marleene, martine, maureen, maxine, medin, moline, moreen, myrlene, nadine, nineteen, noreen, obscene, onscreen, pauline, philene, preteen, racine, ravine, sabine, salin, saline, sardine, sarene, seguin, selene, serene, sharleen, shirleen, sistine, sixteen, slovene, sunscreen, thirteen, umpteen, unclean, unseen, vaccine, wileen.
  2. aquamarine, mujahedeen, mujahideen.
  3. augustin, benyamin, bernadine, figurine, gelatine, geraldine, hallowe'en, halloween, intervene, madelene, propylene, reconvene, seventeen, smithereen, submarine, tambourine, tangerine, trampoline, unforeseen, valentin, wolverine.
  4. bean, breen, cian, clean, dean, deane, deen, frean, freen, gean, gene, glean, green, greene, haen, jean, jeane, jeanne, kean, keane, keene, lean, leen, lene, lien, mclean, mean, meine, mien, nene, plein, preen, queen, scene, screen, seen, sheen, skene, spleen, steen, teen, treen, wean, wein, wien.

Idioms for keen:

  1. ( as) keen as mustard
  2. keen on doing
  3. keen on sm or sth
  4. keen on doing sth
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