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Dan 1

 (dăn)
In the Bible, a son of Jacob and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.

Dan 2

 (dăn)
n. Archaic
Used formerly as a title of honor for respected men, such as clerics and poets.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin Domnus, from Latin dominus, master, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]

dan

also Dan  (dän, dăn)
n.
1.
a. Any of the levels of proficiency at the grade of black belt in martial arts such as judo and karate.
b. One who has achieved such a level.
2. An expert or expert level in shogi and certain other games.

[Japanese dan, stair, grade, dan, from Early Middle Chinese duanh, section; also the source of Mandarin duàn.]

dan

(dæn)
n
(Nautical Terms) a small buoy used as a marker at sea. Also called: dan buoy
[C17: of unknown origin]

dan

(dæn)
n
1. (Judo & Karate) any one of the 10 black-belt grades of proficiency
2. (Judo & Karate) a competitor entitled to dan grading
[Japanese]

Dan

(dæn)
n
(Historical Terms) an archaic title of honour, equivalent to Master or Sir: Dan Chaucer.

Dan

(dæn)
n
1. (Bible)
a. the fourth son of Jacob (Genesis 30:1–6)
b. the tribe descended from him
2. (Bible) a city in the northern territory of Canaan

dan

(dɑn, dæn)

n.
a level of expertise in a martial art, as karate or judo, usu. signified by the wearing of a cloth belt of a particular color.
[1940–45; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, = Chinese duàn step, grade]

Dan

(dæn)

n.
1. a son of Jacob and Bilhah. Gen. 30:6.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
3. the northernmost city of ancient Palestine.

Dan

(dæn)

n. Archaic.
master; sir: Dan Chaucer.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French danz < Medieval Latin domnus, contraction of Latin dominus lord, master]

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One of 12 top grades for proficiency.
Translations

dan

[dæn] N (Sport) → dan m

Dan

n (Sport) → Dan m
References in classic literature ?
You is sharks, sartin; but if you gobern de shark in you, why den you be angel; for all angel is not'ing more dan de shark well goberned.
The title was, Dan Coopman, wherefore I concluded that this must be the invaluable memoirs of some Amsterdam cooper in the fishery, as every whale ship must carry its cooper.
Now, Mas'r George, you jest take off dem books, and set down now with my old man, and I'll take up de sausages, and have de first griddle full of cakes on your plates in less dan no time.
So I stuck out for mo' dan fo' dollars, en I said 'f I didn' git it I'd start a bank my- sef.
your father was a gentleman and your mother is a lady; and my father was a fisherman and my mother was a fisherman's daughter, and my uncle Dan is a fisherman.
Nor did ISRAEL scape Th' infection when their borrow'd Gold compos'd The Calf in OREB: and the Rebel King Doubl'd that sin in BETHEL and in DAN, Lik'ning his Maker to the Grazed Ox, JEHOVAH, who in one Night when he pass'd From EGYPT marching, equal'd with one stroke Both her first born and all her bleating Gods.
The arm of one Dan Grady flew out in the gloom and arrested something.
Dat's more dan I know, and debbil take me if I don't blieve 'tis more dan he know, too.
It was all put away, cunning -so cunning-und he fetch der girl her slippers, and Bertran turn to me und say: 'Dost thou know him in nine months more dan I haf known him n twelve years?
I'm his son, - Dan, they call me, - an' I'm cook's helper an' everything else aboard that's too dirty for the men.
The desire of power in excess, caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess, caused man to fall: but in charity there is no excess; neither can angel, nor man, come in dan ger by it.
Dan and the ship's surgeon and I had been up to the great square, listening to the music of the fine military bands and contemplating English and Spanish female loveliness and fashion, and at nine o'clock were on our way to the theater, when we met the General, the Judge, the Commodore, the Colonel, and the Commissioner of the United States of America to Europe, Asia, and Africa, who had been to the Club House to register their several titles and impoverish the bill of fare; and they told us to go over to the little variety store near the Hall of Justice and buy some kid gloves.