Jan [yahn] /yɑn/, 1626–79, Dutch painter. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for steen

Historical Examples of steen

  • The jolly Jan himself is smoking at the table; the old brewer and the elder Mrs. Steen are in the foreground.

  • Steen is not the only Dutch painter who, whether deservedly or not, won a reputation for drunkenness.

    Holland, v. 1 (of 2)

    Edmondo de Amicis

  • Steen's double checked every computation and some he's done four times.

    Plague Ship

    Andre Norton

  • Steen and he were never friends, nor indeed was Steen ever a popular man among his acquaintances.

    Willy Reilly

    William Carleton

  • He led good and strong, me burning the wind behind and 'steen Spaniards spread out in the rear.

    The Pirate of Panama

    William MacLeod Raine

British Dictionary definitions for steen




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



noun Southern African

(in South Africa) the white grape variety known elsewhere as Chenin Blanc
any of the white wines made from this grape

Word Origin for Steen

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