van

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1van

noun \ˈvan\

Definition of VAN

1
dialect English :  a winnowing device (as a fan)
2
:  wing 1a

Origin of VAN

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin vannus — more at winnow
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with VAN

2van

noun

Definition of VAN

:  vanguard

Origin of VAN

by shortening
First Known Use: 1607

3van

noun

Definition of VAN

1
a :  a usually enclosed wagon or motortruck used for transportation of goods or animals; also :  caravan 2a
b :  a multipurpose enclosed motor vehicle having a boxlike shape, rear or side doors, and side panels often with windows
c :  a detachable passenger cabin transportable by aircraft or truck
2
chiefly British :  an enclosed railroad freight or baggage car

Origin of VAN

short for caravan
First Known Use: 1829

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

4van

transitive verb
vannedvan·ning

Definition of VAN

:  to transport by van

First Known Use of VAN

1840

Other Transportation Terms

camber, corduroy, demurrage, milestone

Van

geographical name \ˈvan\

Definition of VAN

salt lake E Turkey in Asia area 1419 square miles (3675 square kilometers)

Rhymes with VAN

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