Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “keen”

See all translations

keen

adjective
 
 
/kiːn/
INTERESTED B1 very interested or enthusiastic: a keen golfer/photographer He's very keen on travelling.Excited, interested and enthusiastic
WANTING TO DO B1 wanting to do something very much: [+ to do sth] The shop is keen to attract new customers.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctantExcited, interested and enthusiastic
VERY GOOD very good or well developed: a keen sense of smellPower and intensityEnergy, force and power
keenness noun [U] keenly adverb
(Definition of keen from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “keen” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More