Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    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

  • 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

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