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Meaning of VAN

Pronunciation:  vân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a truck with an enclosed cargo space
  2. [n]  (British) a camper equipped with living quarters
  3. [n]  the leading units moving at the head of an army
  4. [n]  artists or writers whose ideas are ahead of their time
 

VAN is a 3 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: avant garde, caravan, vanguard
 
 See Also: army unit, art movement, artistic movement, black Maria, bookmobile, camper, camping bus, delivery truck, delivery van, laundry truck, milk float, motor home, motortruck, moving van, paddy wagon, panel truck, passenger van, patrol wagon, police van, police wagon, truck, wagon

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Van\, n. [Abbrev. fr. vanguard.]
    The front of an army; the first line or leading column; also,
    the front line or foremost division of a fleet, either in
    sailing or in battle.
    
          Standards and gonfalons, twixt van and rear, Stream in
          the air.                                 --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Van\, n. [Cornish.] (Mining)
    A shovel used in cleansing ore.
    
    
  3. \Van\, v. t. (Mining)
    To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.
    --Raymond.
    
    
  4. \Van\, n. [Abbreviated from caravan.]
    1. A light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen
       and others fore the transportation of goods. [Eng.]
    
    2. A large covered wagon for moving furniture, etc., also for
       conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition.
    
    3. A close railway car for baggage. See the Note under {Car},
       2. [Eng.]
    
    
  5. \Van\, n. [L. vannus a van, or fan for winnowing grain: cf.
    F. van. Cf. {Fan}, {Van} a wing {Winnow}.]
    1. A fan or other contrivance, as a sieve, for winnowing
       grain.
    
    2. [OF. vanne, F. vanneau beam feather (cf. It. vanno a wing)
       fr. L. vannus. See Etymology above.] A wing with which the
       air is beaten. [Archaic] ``[/Angels] on the air plumy vans
       received him. '' --Milton.
    
             He wheeled in air, and stretched his vans in vain;
             His vans no longer could his flight sustain.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  6. \Van\, v. t. [Cf. F. vanner to winnow, to fan. See {Van} a
    winnowing machine.]
    To fan, or to cleanse by fanning; to winnow. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
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Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing or driving a van in your dream, symbolizes convenience and/or practicality. Consider the load that you are carrying and what you can handle. Don't stress yourself out.
 

 

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