What does dan mean?

Definitions for dandɑn, dæn

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  1. DAN(Noun)

    a protein that binds the 5' cap of mRNA and begins degradation in the 3' to 5' direction.

  2. Origin: Uncertain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dan(noun)

    a title of honor equivalent to master, or sir

  2. Dan(noun)

    a small truck or sledge used in coal mines

  3. Origin: [OE. dan, danz, OF. danz (prop. only nom.), dan, master, fr. L. dominus. See Dame.]


  1. Dan

    According to the Book of Genesis, Dan was the fifth son of Jacob with Bilhah. He was Bilhah's first son. He was the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Dan. In the biblical account, Dan's mother is described as Rachel's handmaid, who becomes one of Jacob's wives. According to the Book of Jubilees, Dan was born on the 9th of Ellul.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dan

    dan, n. a title of honour equivalent to Master or Sir. [O. Fr. dan. (Sp. don; Port. dom)—L. dominus, lord. See Dame.]

  2. Dan

    dan, n. (prov.) a box for carrying coal: a tub.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dan' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3014

Anagrams for dan »

  1. ADN

  2. DNA

  3. nad, NAD

  4. NDA

  5. and, AND


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Cleese:

    If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that'

  2. Newt Gingrich:

    If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as candle making industry threatened.

  3. John Walsh:

    I have been looking for Dan Hiers for over 10 years. I had the' John Walsh Personal 10 Most Wanted,' and Dan Hiers is still on that list.

  4. Terry Bomar:

    I talked to Dan Haggerty yesterday and told Dan Haggerty we're praying for Dan Haggerty, i told him' I love you, man.' The last thing I heard Dan Haggerty say was.

  5. Jim Lehrer:

    I now know how Abbot felt when Costello left, how Brinkley felt when Huntley left, how Sears felt when Roebuck left, and, of course, how Dan Rather felt when Connie left. (at Robert MacNeil's retirement dinner)

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