sheen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sheen the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sheen Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny. "This holy maiden, that is so bright and sheen .""Up rose each warrier bold and brave,
      Glistening in filed steel and armor sheen ."
    • n Sheen Brightness; splendor; glitter. "Throned in celestial sheen ."
    • v. i Sheen To shine; to glisten. "This town,
      That, sheening far, celestial seems to be."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sheen Fair; bright; shining; glittering; beautiful.
    • sheen To shine; glisten.
    • n sheen Brightness; luster; splendor.
    • n sheen An obsolete (Scotch) plural of shoe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sheen shēn brightness or splendour
    • adj Sheen (obs.) bright, shining
    • v.i Sheen (arch.) to shine, glitter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. sehene, AS. sciéne, scne, scne, splendid, beautiful; akin to OFries. skne, skne, OS. scni, D. schoon, G. schön, 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.)

Usage

In literature:

Splendor of light and sheen and shadow.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
Not a ripple disturbed the surface of affairs as the old King lay sick in April, 1509, in Richmond Palace at Sheen.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
The sheen from them gave a dull lurid-green cast to the scene.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
The multitudinous lift, and stir, and sheen of the wide, green field had been lost upon him.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
The multitudinous lift, and stir, and sheen of the wide, green field had been lost upon him.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
Seest not the sheen Of links their splendent tresses fling?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Let me be pure like the sheen of gold.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
The heights here had a purple-red sheen from the starlight.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
There was music; the soft sheen of satin; laughter.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
His furry coat shone with the sheen of silk.
"Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year" by E.C. Hartwell
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In poetry:

A wave sweeps on thro' the grass.
The full field darkens and pales
To emerald green and silvery sheen
At the sun's caress and the gale's.
"Summer Wind" by John Joy Bell
But he lay still, and sleeped sound,
Albeit the sun began to sheen;
She looked atween her and the wa',
And dull and drowsie were his e'en.
"Clerk Saunders" by Andrew Lang
I know there are eyes of melancholy sheen
To which no passionate secrets e'er were given;
Shrines where no god or saint has ever been,
As deep and empty as the vault of Heaven.
"L'Amour Du Mensonge" by John Hay
In the glad springtime when leaves were green,
O merrily the throstle sings!
I sought, amid the tangled sheen,
Love whom mine eyes had never seen,
O the glad dove has golden wings!
"From Spring Days to Winter (For Music)" by Oscar Wilde
Still in the valley Summer reigns victorious,
Though Winter's silvery sheen creeps slowly down;
Land of the vine and snow, at all times glorious,
In Autumn wearest thou thy fairest crown.
"Autumn In Meran" by John Lawson Stoddard
Oh! vor their minds the daylight around em
Had nothèn to show.
Though it brighten'd their tears as they vell,
An' did sheen on their lips that did tell,
In their vaïces all thrillèn an' mwoansome,
O' nothèn but woe.
"Bad News" by William Barnes

In news:

Charlie Sheen has filed a $100 million lawsuit against his ex-boss and Warner Bros after they fired him from his hit show.
Celebrities Charlie Sheen (left,) Kim Kardashian and Snoop Dogg are being paid to tweet by start-up company Ad.ly.
Toady we find out why Charlie Sheen's show bombed in N.Y.C.
The Coast Guard says a petroleum-based product leaked from a storage tank area in southwestern Mississippi and moved through a canal into the Mississippi River, where it formed a miles-long sheen.
There is a new drug in the US and it's called, "Charlie Sheen".
Over the past few weeks we have seen Charlie Sheen spiral out of control and offend everybody from the Jewish faith to people named Charlie.
NEW ORLEANS — Royal Dutch Shell says it is confident a 10-mile oil sheen spotted in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast didn't originate from its operations in the area.
Sheen, of 3 Ninjas fame, is no kin to Charlie, but rather one of the few filmmakers to see just how ronery North Korea's Kim Jong Il can get.
Festival Takes On A Marketing Sheen.
Charlie Sheen and Oliver Stone.
Oliver Stone isn't shy when speaking of Charlie Sheen's public debacles.
From the Arab Spring to Charlie Sheen to GOP debates, the spotlight fueled the frenzy.
To everyone but Martin Sheen.
Charlie Sheen Helps Lindsay Lohan Pay Off Tax Bill.
CHARLIE SHEEN THE TOUR Charlie Sheen's upcoming mini-tour sold out in just 18 minutes—Which is a Ticketmaster record.
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In science:

Sheen, Plancherel-Rotach-type asymptotics for orthogonal polynomials with exp(−x6 ), J.
WKB and Turning Point Theory for Second Order Difference Equations: External Fields and Strong Asymptotics for Orthogonal Polynomials
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