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Meaning of AN

Pronunciation:  un

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an associate degree in nursing

AN is a 2 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: Associate in Nursing
 See Also: associate, associate degree



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An\ ([a^]n). [AS. [=a]n one, the same word as the numeral.
    See {One}, and cf. {A}.]
    This word is properly an adjective, but is commonly called
    the indefinite article. It is used before nouns of the
    singular number only, and signifies one, or any, but somewhat
    less emphatically. In such expressions as ``twice an hour,''
    ``once an age,'' a shilling an ounce (see 2d {A}, 2), it has
    a distributive force, and is equivalent to each, every.
    Note: An is used before a word beginning with a vowel sound;
          as, an enemy, an hour. It in also often used before h
          sounded, when the accent of the word falls on the
          second syllable; as, an historian, an hyena, an heroic
          deed. Many writers use a before h in such positions.
          Anciently an was used before consonants as well as
  2. \An\, conj. [Shortened fr. and, OE. an., and, sometimes and
    if, in introducing conditional clauses, like Icel. enda if,
    the same word as and. Prob. and was originally pleonastic
    before the conditional clause.]
    If; -- a word used by old English authors. --Shak.
          Nay, an thou dalliest, then I am thy foe. --B. Jonson.
    {An if}, and if; if.
Computing Dictionary

The country code for the Netherlands Antilles (Dutch Antilles).