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verb (used with or without object) Archaic.

to think; suppose.
to expect, hope, or intend.

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Origin of ween

before 900; Middle English wenen,Old English wēnan to expect; cognate with German wähnen to imagine, Old Norse væna,Gothic wēnjan to hope, expect

OTHER WORDS FROM ween

un·weened, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ween

wean, ween
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British Dictionary definitions for ween

ween
/ (wiːn) /

verb

archaic to think or imagine (something)

Word Origin for ween

Old English wēnan; related to Old Saxon wānian, Gothic wēnjan, German wähnen to assume wrongly
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