Denizione di  keen - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua


keen


Verb

keen (third-person singular simple present keens, present participle keening, simple past and past participle keened)


  1. (transitive, rare) To sharpen; to make cold.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Thomson.
      Cold winter keens the brightening flood.
Noun

keen (plural keens)


  1. A prolonged wail for a deceased person.
Adjective

keen (comparative keener, superlative keenest)


  1. showing a quick and ardent willingness or responsiveness, enthusiastic, eager; interested, intense.
  2. vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.
    • (Can we date this quote?), w:Piers Plowman
      Of full keen will.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Shakespeare
      So keen and greedy to confound a man.
  3. sharp; having a fine edge or point.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 5:
      That my keen knife see not the wound it makes.
  4. acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Shakespeare
      To make our wits more keen.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Cowper
      Before the keen inquiry of her thought.
  5. bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Shakespeare
      Good father cardinal, cry thou amen to my keen curses.
  6. piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc,; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Goldsmith
      Breasts the keen air, and carols as he goes.
  7. (often with to, + infinitive or with a prepositional phrase) Enthusiastic
    Im keen to learn another language.
    Im keen on learning another language.
    Im keen on languages.
    Im keen about learning languages.
    Im keen for help.
    ""Do you want to learn another language?"" / ""Im keen.""
  8. (US, informal, dated) Marvelous.
    I just got this peachy keen new dress.
  9. (UK) extremely low as to be competitive.
    keen prices
  10. (obsolete) brave, courageous; bold, audacious.

Definizione dizionario keen


acuto
aguzzo
sveglissimo
  Che è scaltro, esperto e tutt'altro che ingenuo.
accanito
accorto
acido
acre
acuminato
acuta
affilato
agro
amaro
ansioso
appassionato
appuntato
appuntito
aspro
attivo
cantare un lamento funebre
desideroso
entusiasta
fine
forte
intenso
nitido
operoso
penetrante
piccante
pungente
sottile
spiritoso
tagliente
vivo

Altri significati:
  (Can we date this quote?) "Breasts the keen air, and carols as he goes." -Goldsmith.
  showing a quick and ardent willingness or responsiveness, enthusiastic, eager; interested, intense.
  (Can we date this quote?) "Before the keen inquiry of her thought." -Cowper.
  (UK, with "to
  (obsolete) brave, courageous; bold, audacious.
  (UK) extremely low as to be competitive.
  (Irish, intransitive) To utter a keen.
  (transitive, rare) To sharpen; to make cold.
  A prolonged wail for a deceased person.
  acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness.
  bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.
  sharp; having a fine edge or point.
  (Can we date this quote?) "Of full keen will." -Piers Plowman.
  vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.
  (Can we date this quote?) "Good father cardinal, cry thou amen to my keen curses." -Shak.
  (Can we date this quote?) "That my keen knife see not the wound it makes." -Shak.
  piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc,; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
  (Can we date this quote?) "To make our wits more keen ." -Shak.
  (US, informal, dated) Marvelous.

Traduzione keen


acuto ,aguzzo ,sveglissimo ,accanito ,accorto

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