Sheen (?), a. [OE. sehene, AS. sci'ene, scne, scne, splendid, beautiful; akin to OFries. skne, skne, OS. scni, D. schoon, G. schon, OHG. scni, Goth, skanus, and E. shew; the original meaning being probably, visible, worth seeing. It is not akin to E. shine. See Shew, v. 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.


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Sheen, v. i.

To shine; to glisten.


This town, That, sheening far, celestial seems to be. Byron.


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Sheen, n.

Brightness; splendor; glitter.

"Throned in celestial sheen."



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