1. A prolonged wail for a deceased person.


  1. To sharpen; to make cold.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To utter a keen.
  2. To utter with a loud wailing voice or wordless cry.
  3. To mourn.


  1. showing a quick and ardent willingness or responsiveness, enthusiastic, eager; interested, intense.
  2. vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.
  3. sharp; having a fine edge or point.
  4. acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness.
  5. bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.
  6. piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc,; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
  7. Enthusiastic
    I'm keen to learn another language.
    I'm keen on learning another language.
    I'm keen on languages.
    I'm keen about learning languages.
    I'm keen for help.
    ''"Do you want to learn another language?" / "I'm keen."
  8. Marvelous.
    I just got this peachy keen new dress.
  9. extremely low as to be competitive.
    keen prices
  10. brave, courageous; bold, audacious.

The above text is a snippet from Wiktionary: keen
and as such is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

Need help with a clue?
Try your search in the crossword dictionary!