Definitions for vanvæn, vɑn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Origin of van:
1600–10; by shortening
a covered vehicle, usu. a large truck or trailer, used for moving goods or animals.
a smaller boxlike vehicle, resembling a panel truck, that can be used as a truck or for passengers or camping.
Also called van′ conver`sion. a van whose cargo area has been equipped with living facilities.
Category: Automotive, Transportation
Origin of van:
1820–30; short for caravan
Ref: wing (defs. 1, 2). 1 3
Origin of van:
1400–50; late ME, var. of fan1
Lake, a salt lake in E Turkey. 1454 sq. mi. (3766 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
avant-garde, vanguard, van, new wave(noun)
any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
the leading units moving at the head of an army
(Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight
a camper equipped with living quarters
a truck with an enclosed cargo space
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a vehicle like a large car without windows in back, used for carrying goods, equipment, etc.
a moving van
A (covered) vehicle used for carrying goods or people, usually roughly cuboid in shape, longer and higher than a car but smaller than a truck
The van sped down the road.
a railway carriage
To transport in a van or similar vehicle (especially of horses).
A male given name, diminutive of Vance or Ivan
A large saline lake in eastern Turkey. One of three great tectonic lakes of the Armenian Highland. Famous for its Chalcalburnus tarichi fish and the 10th century Armenian cathedral on Akhtamar Island.
A city on the shore of that lake.
Origin: Short for caravan.
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
a shovel used in cleansing ore
to wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel
a light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen and others fore the transportation of goods
a large covered wagon for moving furniture, etc., also for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition
a close railway car for baggage. See the Note under Car, 2
a fan or other contrivance, as a sieve, for winnowing grain
a wing with which the air is beaten
to fan, or to cleanse by fanning; to winnow
A van is a kind of vehicle used for transporting goods or people. In British English usage, it can be either specially designed or based on a saloon or sedan car, the latter type often including derivatives with open backs. There are vans in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the classic van version of the tiny Mini to much larger vehicles such as the Mercedes Sprinter, Ford E-Series, and Nissan commercial vehicles. Vans run up to about 4 tons and are classified as Light Duty Trucks or Light Commercial Vehicles. Similar larger vehicles are lorries, and are not known as vans.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a town in the Kurdistan Highlands, on the SE. shore of Lake Van, and 145 m. SE. of Erzerum; inhabited by Turks and Armenians.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'van' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4815
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'van' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1954
Rank popularity for the word 'van' in Nouns Frequency: #1586
Translations for van
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a vehicle for carrying goods on roads or railways
He drives a van; (also adjective) a van-driver; a vanload of waste paper.
- شاحِنَه، عَرَبَهArabic
- camionetePortuguese (BR)
- nákladní vůzCzech
- der Lastwagen;Lastwagen-German
- varevogn; godsvogn; lastbils-; vogn-Danish
- κλειστό φορτηγόGreek
- pakiauto, kaubavagun, furgoonEstonian
- کامین کوچک؛ وانتFarsi
- pakettiauto, vaunuFinnish
- (de) camion(nette)French
- מִסחָרִית, וָאןHebrew
- kombi, kola za dostavuCroatian
- árukihordó tehergépkocsi, furgonHungarian
- mobil barangIndonesian
- 밴, 소형 트럭Korean
- furgonas, prekinis vagonasLithuanian
- furgons; preču vagonsLatvian
- vare-/flyttebil; godsvognNorwegian
- (de) camionRomanian
- skåpbil, vanSwedish
- 箱型車，(火車)廂式貨車Chinese (Trad.)
- товарний вагонUkrainian
- xe tảiVietnamese
- 运货车，（有篷的）货车Chinese (Simp.)
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