Definition of Keener

1. n. A professional mourner who wails at a funeral.

Definition of Keener

1. Adjective. (comparative of keen) ¹

2. Noun. (dated) One who keens at a funeral. ¹

3. Noun. (UK Canada) Someone who is excessively keen or eager, possibly making others look bad; a brown-noser. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Keener

1. one that keens [n -S] - See also: keens

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keener

keelings
keelless
keelman
keelmen
keels
keelson
keelsons
keelyvine pen
keema
keen
keen-sighted
keen-witted
keen as mustard
keen on
keened
keener (current term)
keeners
keenest
keeneth
keening
keenings
keenly
keenness
keennesses
keens
keep
keep-away
keep a close watch on
keep a cool head
keep a lid on

Literary usage of Keener

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"All the parties had knowledge that keener was to purchase from the plaintiff ... The sale was consummated between keener and the plaintiff on February 24, ..."

2. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"How can this faculty be explained 1 Is it a consequence of the more practised habits of perception and keener senses, common to all men in a savage state, ..."

3. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"keener. Hewlett. К: Т. Pathology, general and special. ;d ed. »$3.20. 'OS. ... 2d rev. éd. O. 428p. il. »$3. (Ap.) '08. keener. Patón, Lewis Bay les, ..."

4. Gems of the Modern Poets: With Biographical Notices by Samuel Carter Hall (1842)
"OH SAY NOT 'TWERE A keener BLOW. OH say not 'twere a keener blow, To lose a child of riper years, You cannot know a father's wo— You cannot dry a father's ..."

5. The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple Alliance, 1815-1830 by Louis Calvert, Myrna M. Boyce, Paul Padgette (1918)
"CHAPTER II ENTERING THE PROFESSION Competition in Actor's Profession No keener than in Any Other—"Pull" of Little Value—The Road Company—The Evils of ..."

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