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Nan

 (nän)
A river of western Thailand flowing about 630 km (390 mi) generally southward to join the Ping River and form the Chao Phraya.

nan

 (nän, năn)
n.
Variant of naan.

nan

(næn) ,

nana

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nanna

n
a child's words for grandmother
[see nanny; compare Greek nanna aunt, Medieval Latin nonna old woman]

nan

(nɑn, næn)
n.
a flat leavened bread esp. of India and Pakistan, baked in a tandoor.
[1945–50; < Hindi nān]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nan - your grandmothernan - your grandmother      
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
gran, grandma, grandmother, grannie, granny, nanna, nan - the mother of your father or mother
2.nan - the mother of your father or mothernan - the mother of your father or mother
grandparent - a parent of your father or mother
nan - your grandmother
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
3.nan - a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao PhrayaNan - a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya
Kingdom of Thailand, Siam, Thailand - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
4.nan - leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
Translations

nan

[næn] nana [ˈnænə] N (Brit) (= grandmother) → abuelita f, yaya f

nan

[ˈnæn] n (British) (= gran) → mamie f
I was brought up by my nan → J'ai été élevé par ma mamie.nan bread naan bread, naan nnan m

nan(a)

nOma f (inf)
References in classic literature ?
While I dress, do you drill her, Nan, in the management of her skirt and those French heels, or she will trip herself up.
Micawber to sob violently at the beginning of one of these Saturday night conversations, and sing about jack's delight being his lovely Nan, towards the end of it.
Chiang Nan's a hundred miles, yet in a moment's space I've flown away to Chiang Nan and touched a dreaming face.
Now by the bright eyes of Nan o' the Mill, and by mine own name and that's Wat o' the Crabstaff, and by mine own mother's son, and that's myself, will I, even I, Wat o' the Crabstaff, meet this same sturdy rogue, and gin he mind not the seal of our glorious sovereign King Harry, and the warrant of the good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, I will so bruise, beat, and bemaul his pate that he shall never move finger or toe again
Miss Crow, the daughter of a farmer; John Giddish, himself a farmer; Nan Slouch, Esther Codling, Will Spray, Tom Bennet; the three Misses Potter, whose father keeps the sign of the Red Lion; Betty Chambermaid, Jack Ostler, and many others of inferior note, lay rolling among the graves.
And now Nan Bellayne wants to know if she and her sister can come out this afternoon and draw Nan Bellayne's pay?
That Nan Bellayne was too much for him, and that she and her sister could come out and get her pay and the freedom of the Loops, to boot.
His 82-year-old nan Brenda believes the perfect woman for Steven is someone who can cook, clean and knit, and on the show he went on a date with Anna from South Wales - who loves to knit.
I am thinking of doing a live show of Nan and sort of bringing back some of the characters, probably in the spring I'd like to do that.
So when Wilna's cinema work began to wane, she and Nan decided to pursue careers as artists in the famed artists' colony at Woodstock, New York.
Your good old Nan, was probably born during the war Have a look for her black and white pictures, They're probably in the top drawer Your Nan would set a table, For Sunday dinner, And probably cooked for 10, A mixture of children, women and men Your Grandads and your Nans Never seemed to fall out, But if they did it was barely a shout Nan always won, no doubt We loved our Nans And always will, Our memories of them will always last, They're definitely not a thing of the past
NAN believes in the philosophy of being Secret Santa's for the families chosen to receive extra support during the holidays.