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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 ?
The arm of one Dan Grady flew out in the gloom and arrested something.
They'd a deal better ha' taken his beer," returned Dan reflectively.
Dan lifted them tenderly and unrolled in the light of the candles the record of the Mavericks - tattered, worn, and hacked.
I don't think it will be much of a newspaper if it isn't printed," said Dan scornfully.
Of course," said the Story Girl hastily, not wishing to have Dan turned against our project, "if all the rest of you want it I'll go in for it too.
I thought newspapers came out every day, or every week at least," said Dan.
About an hour's ride over a rough, rocky road, half flooded with water, and through a forest of oaks of Bashan, brought us to Dan.
Dan was the northern and Beersheba the southern limit of Palestine--hence the expression "from Dan to Beersheba.
They brought him to Dan, and father Abraham, who was pursuing them, crept softly in at dead of night, among the whispering oleanders and under the shadows of the stately oaks, and fell upon the slumbering victors and startled them from their dreams with the clash of steel.
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 answer came back in the deepest voice Harvey had ever heard from a human chest: "Quit foolin', Dan, and send him to me.
Harvey heard a chuckle from Dan, who was pretending to be busy by the stump-foremast, and the blood rushed to his face.