Definition of Van

1. Noun. Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts).

Exact synonyms: Avant-garde, New Wave, Vanguard
Generic synonyms: Art Movement, Artistic Movement



2. Noun. The leading units moving at the head of an army.
Exact synonyms: Vanguard
Generic synonyms: Army Unit

3. Noun. (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight.

4. Noun. A camper equipped with living quarters.
Exact synonyms: Caravan
Generic synonyms: Camper, Camping Bus, Motor Home

5. Noun. A truck with an enclosed cargo space.

Definition of Van

1. n. 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.

2. n. A shovel used in cleansing ore.

3. v. t. To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.

4. n. A light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen and others fore the transportation of goods.

5. n. A fan or other contrivance, as a sieve, for winnowing grain.

6. v. t. To fan, or to cleanse by fanning; to winnow.

7. n. 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.

8. n. A shovel used in cleansing ore.

9. v. t. To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.

10. n. A light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen and others fore the transportation of goods.

11. n. A fan or other contrivance, as a sieve, for winnowing grain.

12. v. t. To fan, or to cleanse by fanning; to winnow.

Definition of Van

1. Proper noun. A male given name, diminutive of Vance or Ivan ¹

2. Proper noun. 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. ¹

3. Proper noun. A city on the shore of that lake. ¹

4. Abbreviation. Vancouver ¹

5. Noun. 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 ¹

6. Noun. (British) a railway carriage ¹

7. Noun. (form of shortened form vanguard) ¹

8. Noun. (form of shortened form caravan) ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To transport in a van or similar vehicle (especially of horses). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Van

1. to transport in a van (a type of motor vehicle) [v VANNED, VANNING, VANS]

Medical Definition of Van

1. 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. "Standards and gonfalons, twixt van and rear, Stream in the air." (Milton) Origin: Abbrev. Fr. Vanguard. 1. A fan or other contrivance, as a sieve, for winnowing grain. 2. [OF. Vanne, F. Vanneau beam feather (cf. It. Vanno a wing) fr. L. Vannus. See Etymology above] A wing with which the air is beaten. "[/Angels] on the air plumy vans received him. " "He wheeled in air, and stretched his vans in vain; His vans no longer could his flight sustain." (Dryden) Origin: L. Vannus a van, or fan for winnowing grain: cf. F. Van. Cf. Fan, Van a wing Winnow. A shovel used in cleansing ore. Origin: Cornish. To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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