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My husband was actually very keen that I would become a Bond girl.
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Meaning of "keen" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KEEN

Old English cēne; related to Old High German kuoni brave, Old Norse koenn wise.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KEEN

keen  [kiːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KEEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Keen is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES KEEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of keen in the English dictionary

The first definition of keen in the dictionary is eager or enthusiastic. Other definition of keen is foll by on fond ; devoted. Keen is also intellectually acute.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KEEN


bean
biːn
been
biːn
between
bɪˈtwiːn
clean
kliːn
cuisine
kwɪˈziːn
dean
diːn
eine
iːn
green
ɡriːn
Halloween
ˌhæləʊˈiːn
jean
dʒiːn
machine
məˈʃiːn
magazine
ˌmæɡəˈziːn
marine
məˈriːn
mean
miːn
nicotine
ˈnɪkəˌtiːn
queen
kwiːn
scene
siːn
screen
skriːn
seen
siːn
teen
tiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KEEN

keel-less
keelage
keelboat
keeler
keelhaul
keelie
Keeling Islands
keelman
keelson
Keelung
keener
keenly
keenness
keeno
keep
keep a person guessing
keep a stiff upper lip
keep a tight rein on
keep an eye open
keep at

WORDS THAT END LIKE KEEN

Aberdeen
big screen
eighteen
evergreen
fifteen
fourteen
has-been
in between
in-between
Kathleen
McQueen
seventeen
sheen
sixteen
the screen
the silver screen
thirteen
touch screen
unseen
widescreen

Synonyms and antonyms of keen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «KEEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «keen» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of keen

Translation of «keen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KEEN

Find out the translation of keen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of keen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «keen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

渴望的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

resuelto
570 millions of speakers

English

keen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इच्छुक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُتَحَمِّسٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жаждать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entusiástico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উত্সাহী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enthousiaste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berminat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

begeistert
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

熱心な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

열심인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

say mê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முனைப்புடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्सुक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

keskin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

appassionato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zapalony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зацікавлений
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nerăbdător
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενθουσιώδης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gretig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

angelägen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ivrig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of keen

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KEEN»

The term «keen» is very widely used and occupies the 10.344 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KEEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about keen

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10 QUOTES WITH «KEEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word keen.
1
Samuel Adams
It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
2
Marcus Allen
It really lasted the whole game, because I was really untouchable, unstoppable that game. But it was heightened on one particular play, and that was the longest run where everything completely slowed down. My awareness was so keen, it was so heightened, it was really amazing.
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Roger Bannister
If there was the opportunity to climb a mountain, or to go ballooning, or some adventurous activity, I would always be keen to do it. I loved the countryside.
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Charlie Bell
Many of the criticisms about McDonald's are false. We are keen to provide people with as much nutritional information as possible to help them manage their diets.
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Ezra Taft Benson
Godly sorrow is a gift of the Spirit. It is a deep realization that our actions have offended our Father and our God. It is the sharp and keen awareness that our behavior caused the Savior, He who knew no sin, even the greatest of all, to endure agony and suffering.
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Rory Bremner
When I first met Tony Blair in 1996, he was open and idealistic, keen to bring a breath of fresh air to government. But something happened - was it just the arrogance of power? - that narrowed Labour's vision from purposeful reform and investment, to peevish and petulant pragmatism.
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John Burroughs
Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.
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Pritam Chakraborty
I was offered a few shows, but the money didn't work out, but I'm not very keen on judging such shows. I'm happy in my space as a composer.
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Robbie Coltrane
And I think he's been very keen to do that.
10
Judi Dench
My husband was actually very keen that I would become a Bond girl.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KEEN»

Discover the use of keen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to keen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences
Debunking Economics argues that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but wrong: many of the cherished notions of conventional economics are based on reasoning that is internally inconsistent.
Steve Keen, 2001
2
Complex Emergencies
If you thought the point of war was to win, this book will make you think again.
David Keen, 2008
3
The Cult of the Amateur: How blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and ...
Offering concrete solutions on how we can reign in the free-wheeling, narcissistic atmosphere that pervades the Web, THE CULT OF THE AMATEUR is a wake-up call to each and every one of us.
Andrew Keen, 2007
4
Conflict and Collusion in Sierra Leone
A comprehensive description and novel interpretation of events in Sierra Leone.
David Keen, 2005
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Digital Vertigo: How Today's Online Social Revolution Is ...
In Digital Vertigo, Andrew Keen presents today's social media revolution as the most wrenching cultural transformation since the Industrial Revolution.
Andrew Keen, 2012
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A History of Latin America
This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment.
Benjamin Keen, Keith Haynes, 2012
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Empathy and the Novel
Empathy and the Novel presents a comprehensive account of the relationships among novel reading, empathy, and altruism.
Suzanne Keen Broadus Professor of English Washington and Lee University, 2007
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Treat them Mean and Keep them Keen
Treat Them Mean and Keep Them Keen is the only dating book that gives it to you straight: it tells you what to hide and just how much to reveal, what to do and when to do it.
Gerry Stergiopoulos, 2008
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Keen's Latin American Civilization: History and Society, ...
In the ninth edition, editors Robert Buffington and Lila Caimari document dramatic recent changes in Latin America, including the resurgence of leftist governments in South and Central America, the feminization of politics from the ...
Benjamin Keen, Robert Buffington, Lila M. Caimari, 2009
10
Keen as Mustard: Britain's Horrific Chemical Warfare ...
On the eve of the Gulf War, her Keen as Mustard doc
Bridget Goodwin, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KEEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term keen is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bluegrass takes root in Robert Earl Keen's Texas tunes | Music …
The biographical material sent out ahead of Robert Earl Keen's new bluegrass-based recording Happy Prisoner described the album's 15 ... «Lexington Herald Leader, Jul 15»
2
DRDO keen to start advanced research at JCBCAT - The Times of …
KOLKATA: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) proposes to conduct full-fledged research in several important ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
Seven Network keen on Saturday NRL matches returning to free to …
Saturday rugby league matches could return to free-to-air television for the first time in two decades under a bold proposal from the Seven ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
4
Government Keen on Starting Work on Super Speciality Hospital …
Government Keen on Starting Work on Super Speciality Hospital: Puducherry Chief Minister. File Photo: Puducherry Chief Minister N ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
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grough — OutDoor trade show gold award for Keen's new Uneek …
A unique new footwear model has won a top award at this week's major outdoors trade show. Keen's Uneek 8mm Cord Sandal impressed ... «Grough, Jul 15»
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Jessica Raine: 'I'm keen to lighten things up a bit after Call the …
I was really keen to do some comedy, to lighten up a bit," she says. "Tuppence is quite confident - and just fun!" What about stepping back into ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Foreign carriers not keen to invest in India: IATA - The Economic Times
Foreign carriers not keen to invest in India: IATA 18 Jul 2015, 3:31PM IST. Copy URL. Embed. High costs, regulations and difficulty in doing business is deterring ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
8
Keenan keen for central belt waste contracts - Press and Journal
An Aberdeenshire recycling firm has invested £700,000 in a new fleet and opened its first office in the central belt to take on contracts in ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»
9
Anorthosis Keen On Tefu Mashamaite | www.soccerladuma.co.za
News reaching the Siya crew is that Cypriot side, Anorthosis, are keen on former Kaizer Chiefs defender, Tefu Mashamaite. Read: MLS ... «Soccer Laduma, Jul 15»
10
Ushuru FC keen to return to winning ways - Goal.com
Ushuru FC midfielder Charles Okwemba is not worried by the current form of his team ahead of a Kenyan Premier League match against inform ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Keen [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/keen>. Oct 2019 ».
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