Definition of Wan in English :

Define Wan in English

Wan meaning in English

Meaning of Wan in English

Pronunciation of Wan in English

Wan pronunciation in English

Pronounce Wan in English


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1. wan, wide area network

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


2. wan

become pale and sickly


3. pale, pallid, sick, wan

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

Example Sentences:
'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'

4. pale, pallid, wan

abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

Example Sentences:
'the pallid face of the invalid'
'her wan face suddenly flushed'

5. wan

lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness

Example Sentences:
'a wan smile'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of wan
adjectiveWord forms: wanner or wannest
unnaturally pale, esp from sickness, grief, etc
characteristic or suggestive of ill health, unhappiness, etc
(of light, stars, etc) faint or dim
verbWord forms: wans, wanning or wanned
to make or become wan
abbreviation for
wide area network
Nigeria (international car registration)

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see synonyms of wan
wide area network: a computer network (sense 3) of geographically distant computers, terminals, etc.
adjectiveWord forms: ˈwanner or ˈwannest
sickly pale; pallid
a wan complexion
faint or weak in a way suggestive of sickness or great weariness, sadness, etc.
a wan smile
pale, dim, faint, etc.
a wan light
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: wanned or ˈwanning
4.  Rare
to make or become sickly pale
verb intransitive, verb transitive

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of wan
A communications network that uses such devices as telephone lines, satellite dishes, or radio waves to span a larger geographic area than can be covered by a LAN.
adj. wan·ner, wan·nest
1. Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress.
2. Suggestive or indicative of weariness, illness, or unhappiness; melancholy: a wan expression.
intr.v. wanned, wan·ning, wans
To become pale.

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