from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Glistening brightness; luster: the sheen of old satin in candlelight.
- n. Splendid attire.
- n. A glossy surface given to textiles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. beautiful, good-looking, attractive; radiant; shiny.
- n. splendor; radiance; shininess.
- v. To shine; to glisten.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny.
- intransitive v. To shine; to glisten.
- n. Brightness; splendor; glitter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fair; bright; shining; glittering; beautiful.
- To shine; glisten.
- n. Brightness; luster; splendor.
- n. An obsolete (Scotch) plural of shoe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
From Middle English shene, beautiful, from Old English scīene.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English shene, from Old English scīene ("beautiful, fair, bright, brilliant, light"), from Proto-Germanic *skauniz (“beautiful”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱoun- (“quick, dashing, beautiful”). Cognate with Dutch schoon ("clean, beautiful, fair"), German schön ("beautiful"), Danish skjøn ("beautiful"), Swedish skön ("beautiful, fine"). Extra-Germanic congnates include Albanian hir ("grace, blessing, goodwill"). (Wiktionary)