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van 1

 (văn)
n.
1.
a. An enclosed boxlike motor vehicle having rear or side doors and side panels especially for transporting people.
b. A covered or enclosed truck or wagon often used for transporting goods or livestock.
2. Chiefly British A closed railroad car used for carrying baggage or freight.
v. vanned, van·ning, vans
v.tr.
To transport by van: vanned the horses to the racetrack.
v.intr.
To drive or travel in a van: vanned around the country.

[Short for caravan.]

van 2

 (văn)
n.
The vanguard; the forefront.

[Short for vanguard.]

van 3

 (văn)
n. Archaic
1. A wing.
2. A winnowing device, such as a fan.

[Middle English, from Old English fann and Old French van, both from Latin vannus; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]

vanning

(ˈvænɪŋ)
n
the stowing of cargo into a container

vanning

(ˈvænɪŋ)
n
a process of ores being washed into a vanner or onto a shovel
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Yes, Eva Hasell would be astonished at some of the changes to vanning in the diocese of Calgary, home to the only such program still in existence in Canada.
Calgary's vanning program is light years away from the 1920s, when well-meaning young women recruited for the Lord's work by English-born Miss Hasell would arrive fresh off the boat from England and set off for months at a time in sturdy, sparsely-equipped Ford vans.
Like anybody working with children in the 21st century, the vanners complete a vigorous application, police check and screening process and they train for a weekend before hitting the road, says Linda Clayton, who chairs the diocese's vanning committee.