• WordNet 3.6
    • n Steen Dutch genre painter (1626-1679)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Steen A vessel of clay or stone. "An huge great earth-pot steane ."
    • Steen A wall of brick, stone, or cement, used as a lining, as of a well, cistern, etc.; a steening.
    • v. t Steen To line, as a well, with brick, stone, or other hard material.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Steen To stone; pelt with stones.
    • Steen To fit with stones; mend, line, pave, etc., with stones.
    • n Steen A stone.
    • n Steen A kind of jar or urn of baked clay or of stone, of the general type of the sepulchral urns of the Romans.
    • n Steen A large box of stones used for pressing cheese in making it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Steen a stone or earthenware vessel
    • Steen . See Stean.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. stǣnan, to adorn with stones or gems. See Stone


In literature:

Since I read Steen-Blicher's novels I have felt a real interest for that country.
"O. T." by Hans Christian Andersen
How do you do, Mr. Steen, and how's the mistress?
"Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
BLICHER, STEEN STEENSEN, Danish poet of rural life (1782-1848).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Steen did what Hogarth could not, Hogarth did what Steen would not.
"A Wanderer in Holland" by E. V. Lucas
Having made a descent on the coast, he was repulsed by Steen Sture, and reduced to extremities.
"Gustavus Vasa" by W. S. Walker
There's twal steen o' her, if there's a pund.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
Course there's 'steen diff'rent varieties of Vee; but I'm strong for all of 'em.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
Steen retired in April, 1902, and another Liberal government, that of Blehr, held office until October, 1903.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
STEEN, CAPTAIN, 1st Dragoons, 338, 344.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
Here at Steens the days passed quietly, the servants obeying him as though he had been master for years.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He led good and strong, me burning the wind behind and 'steen Spaniards spread out in the rear.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
John Ewing Steen, who had been ordained at the church on October 13, 1910.
"The Kirk on Rutgers Farm" by Frederick Brückbauer
The plumber's son, Willy Steen, came over from the corner saloon to see what was going on, and Annie introduced him at the doorstep.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
I was on board the Denmark, in Steene Bille's squadron; I had a man by my side whom even the cannon balls seemed to fear.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Steen is not the only Dutch painter who, whether deservedly or not, won a reputation for drunkenness.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
Dave Steen was killed in this battle.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
I figured it all out last night, together with 'steen methods of making the preliminary declaration.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
Fifth Division, A. E. Steen.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
Captain Steen Bille relates, that even so late as 1846, he loaded his cannon with shot, and maintained extra vigilance during the night.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
He soon bought a lovely country home, the Chateau de Steen at Elewyt, which was sold at his death for forty thousand dollars.
"Famous European Artists" by Sarah K. Bolton

In poetry:

Zij hoort niet meer, zij ziet noch roert,
Bevangen in dien droom,
In aardes omloop meegevoerd
Met rots, en steen, en boom.
"Een Slaap Verzegelde Mijn Ziel (William Wordsworth) " by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem

In news:

Fred Steen and his wife, Tena.
Fred Steen announces his candidacy Thursday.
McDonald and Steen will miss road trip.
Beulah Mae Steen , 72, of Trumann, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at her home.
Ms Steen was born Nov 7, 1938, in Harrogate, Ark.
Kyleigha LaRae Steen was born at 5:41 pm on March 5, 2011, at South Peninsula Hospital, to Sierra Steen .
Brian Steen hasn't ventured into local politics before, but he figures he'd fit right in on a City Council where the word "green" gets uttered at least a dozen times every meeting.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
In 2006 Lee Berger, an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton who works in Washington, DC, picked up a newspaper sold by a homeless person.
Charlie Steen was an enigma.
William Carlton Steen , 78, of Marked Tree, died Tuesday, Dec 18, 2007, at his home.
The son of William Clay Steen and Birdie Mae Jones.
Idella Davidson Steen , 84 of Searcy, widow of Elbert Steen , died Thursday, Feb 15, 2007, at her home.
Alexander Steen , now in his third season with Vastra Frolunda, made his Swedish Elite League debut last November.
According to Trooper Andrew Steen 's Facebook page, Trooper Steen was strong enough for doctors to proceed with ankle surgery, which they performed.

In science:

Also, thanks to Steen Thorb jørnsen who took time to answer several questions.
Non-commutative Polynomials of Independent Gaussian Random Matrices. The Real and Symplectic Cases
It was found that the use of four different statistical distance scales (Maciel 1984, Cahn et al. 1992, van de Steene & Zijlstra 1994, and Zhang 1995) for disk PN leads to a similar rotation curve, which is not very different from the Population I curve derived from HII regions (Clemens 1985).
An estimate of the time variation of the abundance gradient from planetary nebulae III. O, S, Ar, and Ne: A comparison of PN samples
The few previous distance determinations which have been attempted for NGC 55 have yielded an unsatisfactorily large range, from 1.34 Mpc from carbon stars (Pritchet et al. 1987) to 2.3 Mpc from planetary nebulae (Van de Steene et al. 2006).
The Araucaria Project. The Distance to the Sculptor Group Galaxy NGC 55 from a Newly Discovered Abundant Cepheid Population
For instance, the recent determination of Van de Steene et al. (2006) from the PNLF method depends rather sensitively on the assumed oxygen abundance of the planetary nebulae in NGC 55 used in the construction of the luminosity function, which is quite uncertain at the present time (e.g.
The Araucaria Project. The Distance to the Sculptor Group Galaxy NGC 55 from a Newly Discovered Abundant Cepheid Population
Lindell D, Jaffe J, Coleman M, Futschik M, Axmann I, Rector T, Kettler G, Sullivan M, Steen R, Hess W, et al.: Genome-wide expression dynamics of a marine virus and host reveal features of co-evolution.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree
Random matrix models which approximate free random variables in a stronger sense than that described here were subsequently used by Uffe Haagerup and Steen Thorb jørnsen to resolve another operator algebras conjecture, this time concerning the Ext-invariant of the reduced C ∗ -algebra of F2 .
Three lectures on free probability
Dick R., Steen E., Detmer D., The computer-based patient record, National Academy Press, 1997. 16.
C-PASS-PC: A Cloud-driven Prototype of Multi-Center Proactive Surveillance System for Prostate Cancer
Fang FC, Steen RG, Casadevall A (2012) Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
It is a pleasure to thank Jens Chluba, Steen Hannestad and Anˇze Slosar for interesting discussions and valuable comments.
Effects of CMB temperature uncertainties on cosmological parameter estimation
Reiber, N. de Jong, A. van der Steen, and J.
Comparing Measures of Sparsity
An example of this kind of ob ject could be IRAS 19336-0400 (Pereira & Miranda 2007), although even for this ob ject the presence of a hot companion has been suggested (van de Steene et al. 1996).
The Origin and Shaping of Planetary Nebulae: Putting the Binary Hypothesis to the Test
I would like to thank my collaborators Elisa Bernardini, Concha Gonzalez-Garcia, Darren Grant and Alexander Kappes, as well as John Beacom, Julia Becker, Peter Biermann, Steen Hannestad, Christian Spiering and Stefan Westerhoff for valuable discussions.
IceCube: Neutrinos Associated with Cosmic Rays
In this case, the second phase can be used as a “selfreplication,” an idea proposed in van Steen et al. (2005).
Robust Tests in Genome-Wide Scans under Incomplete Linkage Disequilibrium
Steen Andersson at Indiana University for guiding me through this work.
Maximal Invariants Over Symmetric Cones
M ´ark Jelasity, Spyros Voulgaris, Rachid Guerraoui, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, and Maarten van Steen.
On Democracy in Peer-to-Peer systems