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WAN

 (wăn)
n.
A communications network that uses such devices as telephone lines, satellite dishes, or radio waves to span a larger geographic area than can be covered by a LAN.

[w(ide) a(rea) n(etwork).]

wan

 (wŏn)
adj. wan·ner, wan·nest
1. Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress.
2. Suggestive or indicative of weariness, illness, or unhappiness; melancholy: a wan expression.
intr.v. wanned, wan·ning, wans
To become pale.

[Middle English, pale, gloomy, from Old English wann, gloomy, dark.]

wan′ly adv.
wan′ness n.

wan

(wɒn)
adj, wanner or wannest
1. (Medicine) unnaturally pale, esp from sickness, grief, etc
2. (Medicine) characteristic or suggestive of ill health, unhappiness, etc
3. (General Physics) (of light, stars, etc) faint or dim
vb, wans, wanning or wanned
to make or become wan
[Old English wann dark; related to wanian to wane]
ˈwanly adv
ˈwanness n

WAN

abbreviation for
1. (Computer Science) wide area network
2. (Automotive Engineering) Nigeria (international car registration)
[From W(est) A(frica) N(igeria)]

wan1

(wɒn)

adj. wan•ner, wan•nest, adj.
1. of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid.
2. showing or suggesting ill health, fatigue, etc.: a wan smile.
3. lacking in forcefulness or effectiveness: wan attempts to organize the alumni.
v.i., v.t.
4. to become or make wan.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wann dark, gloomy]
wan′ly, adv.

wan2

(wɑn)

v. Obs.
a pt. of win.

WAN

(wæn)
n.
[1980–85]

wan


Past participle: wanned
Gerund: wanning

Imperative
wan
wan
Present
I wan
you wan
he/she/it wans
we wan
you wan
they wan
Preterite
I wanned
you wanned
he/she/it wanned
we wanned
you wanned
they wanned
Present Continuous
I am wanning
you are wanning
he/she/it is wanning
we are wanning
you are wanning
they are wanning
Present Perfect
I have wanned
you have wanned
he/she/it has wanned
we have wanned
you have wanned
they have wanned
Past Continuous
I was wanning
you were wanning
he/she/it was wanning
we were wanning
you were wanning
they were wanning
Past Perfect
I had wanned
you had wanned
he/she/it had wanned
we had wanned
you had wanned
they had wanned
Future
I will wan
you will wan
he/she/it will wan
we will wan
you will wan
they will wan
Future Perfect
I will have wanned
you will have wanned
he/she/it will have wanned
we will have wanned
you will have wanned
they will have wanned
Future Continuous
I will be wanning
you will be wanning
he/she/it will be wanning
we will be wanning
you will be wanning
they will be wanning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wanning
you have been wanning
he/she/it has been wanning
we have been wanning
you have been wanning
they have been wanning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wanning
you will have been wanning
he/she/it will have been wanning
we will have been wanning
you will have been wanning
they will have been wanning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wanning
you had been wanning
he/she/it had been wanning
we had been wanning
you had been wanning
they had been wanning
Conditional
I would wan
you would wan
he/she/it would wan
we would wan
you would wan
they would wan
Past Conditional
I would have wanned
you would have wanned
he/she/it would have wanned
we would have wanned
you would have wanned
they would have wanned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wan - a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area networkWAN - a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network
computer network - (computer science) a network of computers
Verb1.wan - become pale and sicklywan - become pale and sickly    
sicken, come down - get sick; "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"
Adj.1.wan - (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble; "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun"; "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky"; "the pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan light of dawn"
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"
2.wan - abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her wan face suddenly flushed"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
3.wan - lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappinesswan - lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness; "a wan smile"
unanimated - not animated or enlivened; dull

wan

adjective
2. dim, weak, pale, faint, feeble The lamp cast a wan light through the swirls of fog.

wan

adjective
1. Pale and exhausted, as because of worry or sleeplessness:
verb
To lose normal coloration; turn pale:
Translations
شاحِب، باهِت
blegnæbbet
kalmeakelmeäriutunutvaisu
fölur, gugginn
blyškiaipablyškęs
bālsslimīga izskata-
benzi atmışsolgun

wan

[wɒn] ADJ [complexion, face] → pálido; [light] → tenue, pálido; [smile] → lánguido
she was feeling rather wanse sentía un poco indispuesto

wan

[ˈwɒn] adj [face, person] → pâle; [smile] → faible before n

wan

adjbleich; light, smile, lookmatt

wan

[wɒn] adj (gen) → pallido/a; (look, person) → triste

wan

(won) adjective
pale and sickly-looking. She still looks wan after her illness.
ˈwanly adverb
ˈwanness noun
References in classic literature ?
"There was Peg Barney sittin' on the groun' in his shirt - wan shoe off an' wan shoe on - whackin' a tent-peg over the head wid his boot, an' singin' fit to wake the dead.
A few rays of light, a wan, sinister light, that seemed to have been stolen from an expiring luminary, fell through some opening or other upon an old tower that raised its pasteboard battlements on the stage; everything, in this deceptive light, adopted a fantastic shape.
And to and fro, and in and out, The wan stars danced between.
Through it one could confusedly distinguish the front of Notre-Dame, and the decrepit Hôtel-Dieu with some wan invalids gazing down from the heights of its roof all checkered with dormer windows.
Or his face is far too wan, Or there is that written in his eyes
His wan features wore a look of a tiny, insane demon.
That was about wan week, so far as Counahan remembered.
And truly when the stars go out and the wan day peeps into the turret-chamber, finding him at his oldest, he looks as if the digger and the spade were both commissioned and would soon be digging.
El Greco was the painter of the soul; and these gentlemen, wan and wasted, not by exhaustion but by restraint, with their tortured minds, seem to walk unaware of the beauty of the world; for their eyes look only in their hearts, and they are dazzled by the glory of the unseen.
I made the best of it, but I felt wan. "It depends on what you call `much'!"
He would stand still for hours: but never sat or leaned; his wan but wondrous eyes did plainly say --We two watchmen never rest.
She had sunk into one of the golden thrones, and as I turned to her she greeted me with a wan smile.