van

noun (1)
\ ˈvan \

Definition of van 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1a : a usually enclosed wagon or motortruck used for transportation of goods or animals also : caravan sense 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

van

verb
vanned; vanning

Definition of van (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

: to transport by van

van

noun (2)

Definition of van (Entry 3 of 4)

van

noun (3)

Definition of van (Entry 4 of 4)

1 dialectal, England : a winnowing device (such as a fan)

First Known Use of van

Noun (1)

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1840, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1607, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for van

Noun (1)

short for caravan entry 1

Noun (2)

by shortening

Noun (3)

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, going back to Latin vannus, of uncertain origin

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van

noun
\ ˈvan \

Kids Definition of van

: a usually closed wagon or truck for moving goods or animals

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