Meaning of keen

Definition of keen

(adj) having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure"
very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"; "we had a grand old time"
painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade"
(noun) a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
(verb) express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child"

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