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.

Suggested Resources

  1. WAN

    What does WAN stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the WAN acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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. Roy Moore:

    If Roy Moore ask me the difference between myself and Doug Jones ? Everything, i want a wall. I wan na stop illegal aliens.

  2. Leo Natthapong:

    Some people might feel uncomfortable, we do care about that and many may not understand. But you can see many people want to take photo with Wan Sai too.

  3. 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.

  4. Zachary Levi:

    My only prerequisite was that I did n’t wan na play Chuck again. I wanted to play something that was darker and grittier and edgier and more f ** ked up, i just wanted somebody that had some problems.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of wan

  1. wanwanwan

Translations for wan

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for wan »


Find a translation for the wan definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these wan definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"wan." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 22 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/wan>.

Are we missing a good definition for wan? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for wan:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.