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[steyn] /steɪn/
[yahn] /yɑn/ (Show IPA),
1626–79, Dutch painter. Unabridged
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  • Nodding to the boatman, "The Steen landing—quickly," he said in French.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • Turned us over about 'Steen times and rolled us into a regular ball.

    The Rover Boys in the Air

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

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Youll have heard of Consul Steen, no doubt; hes ever so rich.

    Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz
  • Fully to appreciate Steen, we should know his pictures in the Louvre and at Amsterdam.

    Artists Past and Present Elisabeth Luther Cary
  • In it we have neither Steen's charm of color nor his perfection of finish.

    Artists Past and Present Elisabeth Luther Cary
  • It was 'Steen down and a bluff to play with me and I was foozled for fair.

    The Lash Olin L. Lyman
  • Steen did what Hogarth could not, Hogarth did what Steen would not.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas
  • Steen's double checked every computation and some he's done four times.

    Plague Ship Andre Norton
  • He would teach her to call him "Steen," as his mother used to do.

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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