What does WAN mean?

Definitions for WANwɒn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word WAN.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wide area network, WAN(adj)

    a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network

  2. pale, pallid, wan, sick(adj)

    (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble

    "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky"; "the pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan light of dawn"

  3. pale, pallid, wan(adj)

    abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

    "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her wan face suddenly flushed"

  4. wan(verb)

    lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness

    "a wan smile"

  5. wan(verb)

    become pale and sickly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wan


  2. Wan(adj)

    having a pale or sickly hue; languid of look; pale; pallid

  3. Wan(noun)

    the quality of being wan; wanness

  4. Wan(verb)

    to grow wan; to become pale or sickly in looks

  5. Wan

    of Win

  6. Origin: [AS. wann, wonn, wan, won, dark, lurid, livid, perhaps originally, worn out by toil, from winnan to labor, strive. See Win.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wan

    won, adj. faint: wanting colour: pale and sickly: languid: gloomy, dark.—v.i. to become wan.—adv. Wan′ly.—n. Wan′ness.—adj. Wan′nish, somewhat wan. [A.S. wann, dark, lurid; but perh. conn, with A.S. wan, deficient.]

  2. Wan

    wan, old pa.t. of win.

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Anagrams for WAN »

  1. awn, NWA


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WAN in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WAN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walt Disney Co:

    The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

  2. Michelle Ng:

    I struggle to nominate a favorite restaurant in Hong Kong as there are too many I truly enjoy going to, but one place that I have a real soft spot for is Yu Chuan in Wan Chai, the quality and execution of the food is excellent and the cost is wallet-friendly.

  3. Neil Alldredge:

    The insurance company may provide a list of auto body shops, and the customer can say,' No. I wan na go to Joe's Body Shop around the corner.' And that's their choice. The issue of steering is already something that's not consistent with state law and not something that insurance companies do.

  4. John Vignocchi:

    So now we've got way more advanced, way more expressive move sets than we've ever had before, a character like Anakin Skywalker is using his Force powers to pull and does lots of cool air juggles and is really much more of an aggressive Jedi than, say, someone like Obi-Wan Kenobi, who is much more of a defensive Jedi.

  5. Walt Windham:

    I would n’t say there’s drama to a point where you hate each other, you’re just not scared to call each other out, sometimes they know too much about each other so they ’ll use that against each other and then you ’ll wake up the next morning sober and you’re like I kinda wan na know what happened but do n’t wan na bring it up and then you drink the next night and then it comes up again until someone eventually squashes it.

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