from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of paean.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A heraldic fur of yellow spots on a black field.
  • n. Alternative spelling of paean.
  • n. Alternative spelling of peen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the furs, the ground being sable, and the spots or tufts or.
  • n. A song of praise and triumph. See pæan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See peen.
  • n. See pæan.
  • n. In heraldry, one of the furs, having the ground sable, powdered with ermine spots or.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a formal expression of praise
  • n. (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)


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  • With European banks still hungry for dollars, it is attractive for Euro pean companies to borrow in dollars and swap the proceeds back to euros, reducing their cost of funding.

    Companies Should Borrow While They Can

  • But if corporate liquidation, Euro-pean-style, is so punitive, why does America encourage individuals to liquidate — letting them trade the assets they have on hand for a full discharge — rather than making them work off as much of their debt as possible?

    Sink and Swim

  • One cannot count on Jacques Martinez to sing the bad pean to the «death» or «decrepitude» of art, this « thing of the past , like the Sunday Hegelians -- he doesn't believe in it anymore than he does, say, in the death of human beings 'desire for transcendence.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: Run to See Jacques Martinez

  • I recently purchased a hickory handled ball pean hammer to pound my Brooks into submission.

    Ax(e) Me No Questions and I'll Tell You No Lies: Earnest Goes to Camp

  • Jacques's book--which includes ruminations on the evolution of the Euro- pean colonial system and a long analysis of modern Japanese history--is ambitious and ultimately rather baggy.

    Christian Caryl On China: The New York Review Of Books

  • Jacques's book -- which includes ruminations on the evolution of the Euro - pean colonial system and a long analysis of modern Japanese history -- is ambitious and ultimately rather baggy.

    China: Waking The Sleeping Giant

  • Arvan ka, et libadokumentaali näitlejatöö on midagi muud, kui tüüpdraama oma... ei jäänud taseme poolest teistele headele libadokumentaalidele alla... pean silmas filme «District 9», «Rec», «Alien Raiders», «Cloverfield» jne.

    A Day Without a Mexican (2004)

  • Vaatan, et blogipuu on viimasel ajal üsna rammusat saaki andnud... pean silmas neid filmiblogijate alko-tiiraseid memuaare esimesest filmiblogijate kokkutulekust.

    Stalkerid lillepeenral

  • Noh, mina Su'lt seda ainsa meessoost fänni tiitlit ära võtma ei tule... pean romaani ulmekirjanduse oluliseks verstapostiks, aga minu maitse see pole...

    The Mists of Avalon (2001)

  • Jutt mulle meeldis ja pean ka taastrükki Mike Ashley koostatud antoloogias «The Mammoth Book of Sorcerers' Tales» õigustatuks ja vajalikuks.

    Tim Pratt «The Witch's Bicycle»


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