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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.
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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)]
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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]
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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
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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
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wan

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

adjective
1. Pale and exhausted, as because of worry or sleeplessness:
verb
To lose normal coloration; turn pale:
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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
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wan

[ˈwɒn] adj [face, person] → pâle; [smile] → faible before n
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wan

adjbleich; light, smile, lookmatt
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wan

[wɒn] adj (gen) → pallido/a; (look, person) → triste
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

wan

(won) adjective
pale and sickly-looking. She still looks wan after her illness.
ˈwanly adverb
ˈwanness noun
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When several temperatures resulted in the same values, we chose the wannest temperature because performance curves are expected to be left skewed, with a rapid reduction in performance once the optimum has been exceeded.
They predominated during the dry months in the wannest waters with high turbidity and alkalinity.
2005; WorldClim, 2016): annual mean temperature (T MEAN, [degrees]C), maximum temperature of the wannest month (T MAX, [degrees]C), minimum temperature of the coldest month (TMIN, [degrees]C), annual temperature range (T RANGE, [degrees]C), annual precipitation (P ANN, mm), precipitation of the wettest month (P WET, mm), and precipitation of the driest month (P DRY, mm).