verb (used without object)
Origin of sheen
Definition for sheen (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for sheen
Sheen plays Bill Masters as a doctor with a God complex, if God had been a sex researcher masking tons of insecurities.
Sheen saw this coming because he has always taken the long view of his character.
As wily as his character when asked about it, Sheen proved himself to be a master of the media, feinting with a good sound bite.
Instead of ice water, Sheen pours a bucket full of cash on himself, all of which he plans to donate to the ALS Association.Viral Video of the Day: Charlie Sheen Does the Ice Bucket Challenge|Alex Chancey|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sheen has implored President Obama to launch a full scale congressional investigation into the 9/11 attacks.Celebrity Conspiracy Theorists: Courtney Love Finds Malaysian Flight 370|Amy Zimmerman|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like labradorite the sheen is visible only when the stone is held at a certain angle.
It was about ten minutes later that Sheen, approaching the waterside in quest of his boat, found no boat there.The White Feather|P. G. Wodehouse
At the far end of this courtyard a shadowy pavilion arose, culled from the Stygian gloom by the sheen of the lightnings.Under the Witches' Moon|Nathan Gallizier
Here are the baskets wherein I gather the sheen of the moon and the glimmer of the sun.Famous Modern Ghost Stories|Various
Beneath its sheen a huge white-topped breaker, twenty feet high or more, was rushing on to us.She|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for sheen
Word Origin for sheen
Word Origin and History for sheen
"shining, brightness," 1602 (first attested in "Hamlet" iii.2), noun use of adjective sheene "beautiful, bright," from Old English scene, sciene "beautiful; bright, brilliant," from Proto-Germanic *skauniz "conspicuous" (cf. Old Frisian skene, Middle Dutch scone, Dutch schoon, Old High German skoni, German schön "fair, beautiful;" Gothic skaunja "beautiful"), from PIE root *skeue- "to pay attention, perceive" (see caveat). Meaning "film of oil on water" is from 1970.
As an adjective now only in poetic or archaic use, but in Middle English used after a woman's name, or as a noun, "fair one, beautiful woman."