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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seenadjective

    Skilled; versed.

    Etymology: from see.

    Petruchio shall offer me, disguis’d in sober robes,
    To old Baptista as a schoolmaster
    Well seen in musick. William Shakespeare.

    Noble Boyle, not less in nature seen,
    Than his great brother read in states and men. Dryden.


  1. seen

    The term "seen" generally refers to something observed or detected visually by an individual, indicating that a person has witnessed or perceived a particular event, object, or occurrence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seen

    of See

  2. Seen

    p. p. of See

  3. Seenadjective

    versed; skilled; accomplished


  1. Seen

    Richard "Richie" Mirando, known as Seen UA, born 1961 in The Bronx, New York, is one of the most well known graffiti artists in the world, often referred to as the Godfather of Graffiti, although he did not pioneer the movement. Seen first started to paint on New York's subway in 1973. His crew United Artists quickly gained the reputation for producing full-color throw-ups on whole cars with members such as Pjay, Duster, Sin, and his brother Mad.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seen

    sēn, pa.p. of see.

  2. Seen

    sēn, adj. skilled, experienced: manifest.

Editors Contribution

  1. seenverb

    Verb form of the word see.

    It is seen in such a beautiful light and with the tones of love, unity, peace, balance and understanding.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. SEEN

    What does SEEN stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the SEEN acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SEEN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Seen is ranked #142108 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Seen surname appeared 117 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Seen.

    55.5% or 65 total occurrences were White.
    29% or 34 total occurrences were Asian.
    11.1% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seen' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #224

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seen' in Written Corpus Frequency: #282

Anagrams for seen »

  1. sene

  2. nese

  3. snee

  4. esne

  5. ense

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seen in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of seen in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Payne:

    Elephants actually do stand on their heads in the wild, I've seen it.

  2. Calijah Kancey:

    I called it out before anybody seen it, i was telling him he's the best quarterback in the nation. There were times Kenny played at an elite level in practice and I'm like, ‘He's going to be a great quarterback.'.

  3. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation:

    Kennedy was last seen wearing a black and white polka dot onesie with pink pants, she is 6lbs. and 17 inches long. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

  4. Patrick Ryder:

    While we've seen no Russian airstrikes in the northern areas of Syria this week, it appears the Russians have conducted some airstrikes after all in southern Syria in the vicinity of Palmyra in support of the Syrian regime.

  5. Teddy Goff:

    They are doing a better job than any campaign I have seen of fully inhabiting the character of their candidate.

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