Definitions

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  • v. To bring forth young; yean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To bring forth, as young; to yean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bring forth young; yean. See yean.

Etymologies

From Middle English enen, from Old English ēanian ("to yean, bring forth young, bring forth lambs"), from Proto-Germanic *aunōnan (“to bring forth lambs”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • HO/Societe Generale Societe Generale Private Banking has appointed Benedikt P.A. Maissen as managing director and head of A.ean region, effective March 22, 2010.

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  • On the wider point, permitting people to ean a lot of money is not the same as worshipping them for doing so, just as not all activities that are legal are necessarily moral.

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  • Speaking of which, you have that sort of Muzzlehatch-ean glint in your eyes Jeff…

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  • I used to be a Clinton fan (Bill and Hillary), but they have shown their true colors during this primary they ean thier race like a G. O.P member.

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  • Mr. Fletcher says JD Wetherspoon, which runs 790 pubs across the U.K., has a board that places a premium on restroom standards; employees check to make sure bathrooms are cl ean every half an hour.

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  • But when S ean appeared in court a few days later with his parents and agreed to obey the curfews, Corriero released him.

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  • The love was wrapped in a sentence of Paley-ean simplicity: "She's so much like me."

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  • Others such as the bullish Tory-ean Iain Martin are calling the recovery for Mandelson and also speculating on a Spring general election if the poll numbers close.

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