Definitions for dandɑn, dæn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dandɑn, dæn(n.)

  1. a level of expertise in a martial art, as karate or judo, usu. signified by the wearing of a cloth belt of a particular color.

    Category: Sport

Origin of dan:

1940–45; < Japn < MChin, = Chin duàn step, grade


  1. a son of Jacob and Bilhah. Gen. 30:6.

    Category: Bible

  2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.

    Category: Bible

  3. the northernmost city of ancient Palestine.

    Category: Bible, Geography (places)


  1. master; sir:

    Dan Chaucer.

* Archaic..

Origin of Dan:

1275–1325; ME < OF danz < ML domnus, contr. of L dominus lord, master


  1. Danish.

    Category: Peoples


  1. Daniel.

    Category: Bible


  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


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams of dan

  1. ADN

  2. DNA

  3. nad, NAD

  4. NDA

  5. and, AND

Translations for dan

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


at that time in the past or future

I was at school then; If you're coming next week, I'll see you then.

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