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[steyn] /steɪn/
[yahn] /yɑn/ (Show IPA),
1626–79, Dutch painter. Unabridged
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  • This latter comparison happily expresses the dramatic and intellectual quality of Steen's best works.

  • I guess the moon is about 'Steen billion miles from Brewster's Centre.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • When the curtain is raised Steen is sitting disconsolately on the stool near the fire.

    Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden
  • Nodding to the boatman, "The Steen landing—quickly," he said in French.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • Only for that scoundrel, Steen, however, the whole thing would not have signified much; but he's a black and deep villain that.

    Willy Reilly William Carleton
  • Youll have heard of Consul Steen, no doubt; hes ever so rich.

    Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz
  • Puffendorff, however, reports that Steen Sture was killed by the treachery of one of his confidential friends.

    Gustavus Vasa W. S. Walker
  • Fully to appreciate Steen, we should know his pictures in the Louvre and at Amsterdam.

    Artists Past and Present Elisabeth Luther Cary
  • Now you've let loose and you'll have to wait 'Steen years while the courts eat up all the profits.

    A Daughter of the Dons William MacLeod Raine
  • It was 'Steen down and a bluff to play with me and I was foozled for fair.

    The Lash Olin L. Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for Steen


Jan (jɑn). 1626–79, Dutch genre painter


noun (South African)
(in South Africa) the white grape variety known elsewhere as Chenin Blanc
any of the white wines made from this grape
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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