sheen

  • 21sheen — [Jin] n. a car. (From machine.) □ You have one fine sheen there. □ I have to get my sheen’s oil changed today …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 22sheen — sheenful, adj. sheenless, adj. sheenly, adv. /sheen/, n. 1. luster; brightness; radiance. 2. gleaming attire. adj. 3. shining. 4. beautiful. v.i. 5. Scot. and North Eng. to shine. [bef. 900; (adj.) ME sheene beautiful, bri …

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  • 23sheen — [OE] Despite its similarity in form and meaning, sheen has no etymological connection with shine. It was originally an adjective, meaning ‘beautiful, bright’. Like its relatives, German schön and Dutch schoon, it goes back to a prehistoric… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 24sheen — noun a soft lustre on a surface. verb literary shine or cause to shine softly. Origin C17: from obs. sheen beautiful, resplendent ; appar. related to shine …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 25sheen — noun (singular, uncountable) a soft smooth shiny appearance; lustre (1): Her hair had a lovely coppery sheen …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26sheen — noun we were admiring the sheen of your dog s coat Syn: shine, luster, gloss, patina, shininess, burnish, polish, shimmer, brilliance, radiance See note at polish …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 27sheen — /ʃin / (say sheen) noun 1. lustre; brightness; radiance. 2. Poetic gleaming attire. –adjective Obsolete 3. shining. 4. beautiful. {Middle English sheene, Old English dialect scēne beautiful, bright} …

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  • 28sheen — [OE] Despite its similarity in form and meaning, sheen has no etymological connection with shine. It was originally an adjective, meaning ‘beautiful, bright’. Like its relatives, German schön and Dutch schoon, it goes back to a prehistoric… …

    Word origins

  • 29sheen — n. 1 a gloss or lustre on a surface. 2 radiance, brightness. Derivatives: sheeny adj. Etymology: obs. sheen beautiful, resplendent f. OE scene: sense assim. to SHINE …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 30sheen — 1) a glistening surface brightness often seen on freshly caught fish 2) the backbone of fish (Scottish dialect). Sheens were extracted in preparing fish and sold as cheap food in Scotland …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 31sheen — 1. adjective /ʃiːn/ beautiful, good looking, attractive; radiant; shiny. 2. noun /ʃiːn/ splendor; radiance; shininess …

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  • 32sheen — Synonyms and related words: afterglow, air glow, brightness, burnish, candescence, dazzle, finish, flush, glaze, gleam, glimmer, glint, gloss, glow, incandescence, luster, polish, radiance, shimmer, shine, shininess, shining light, skylight,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 33sheen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. light, gleam, luster, shine, glow, shimmer, splendor. See smoothness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shine, polish, gloss; see finish 2 , wax . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. shine, brightness, luster,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 34sheen — adj. == bright. Wright’s L. P. p. 58; [scene]. M. Ode, st. 171. AS. scine …

    Oldest English Words

  • 35sheen — ʃɪːn n. luster, shine, glow, gloss …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 36sheen —    A glossy, lustrous surface, such as found on satin. Also see glare and glitter …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 37sheen — n. Brightness, splendor, shine, gloss …

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  • 38sheen — n luster, burnish, shine, polish, gloss, glow; gleam, glimmer, glint, glitter, sparkle, twinkle, shimmer; brightness, brilliance, dazzle, radiance, luminousness, lambency, refulgence, effulgence; opalescence, incandescence …

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  • 39sheen — noun Syn: shine, lustre, gloss, patina, burnish, polish, shimmer …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 40sheen — UK [ʃiːn] / US [ʃɪn] noun [singular] a shine on the surface of something …

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