Definitions for SANsɑn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Sansɑn(n.)(pl.)Sans; San.

  1. a member of any of a group of physically distinctive, short-statured peoples of S Africa, traditionally dependent on hunting and foraging for subsistence.

    Category: Peoples

  2. the Khoisan languages of the San.

    Category: Peoples


  1. San(ProperNoun)

    A member of the ethnically distinct, short-statured nomadic people of southern Africa.

  2. San(ProperNoun)

    Any of a dozen related Khoisan languages spoken by the San.

  3. San(ProperNoun)

    A river in southeastern Poland and western Ukraine.


  1. San

    San was an archaic letter of the Greek alphabet. Its shape was similar to modern M, or to a modern Greek Sigma turned sideways, and it was used as an alternative to Sigma to denote the sound. Unlike Sigma, whose position in the alphabet is between Rho and Tau, San appeared between Pi and Qoppa in alphabetic order. In addition to denoting this separate archaic character, the name "San" was also used as an alternative name to denote the standard letter Sigma.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3709

Anagrams of SAN

  1. ans.

  2. NAS

  3. NSA

Translations for SAN

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an area of (enclosed) ground beside a building

Leave your bicycle in the yard; a school-yard; a courtyard.

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