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WAN (wanned, wanner, wannest, wanning)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does WAN mean? 

WAN (noun)
  The noun WAN has 1 sense:

1. a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network

  Familiarity information: WAN used as a noun is very rare.


WAN (adjective)
  The adjective WAN has 3 senses:

1. (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
2. abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
3. lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness

  Familiarity information: WAN used as an adjective is uncommon.


WAN (verb)
  The verb WAN has 1 sense:

1. become pale and sickly

  Familiarity information: WAN used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WAN (noun)


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Meaning:

A computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

WAN; wide area network

Hypernyms ("WAN" is a kind of...):

computer network ((computer science) a network of computers)


WAN (adjective)


Sense 1wan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble

Synonyms:

wan; pale; pallid; sick

Context examples:

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

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


Sense 2wan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

Synonyms:

pallid; wan; pale

Context examples:

the pallid face of the invalid / her wan face suddenly flushed

Similar:

colorless; colourless (weak in color; not colorful)


Sense 3wan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness

Context example:

a wan smile

Similar:

unanimated (not animated or enlivened; dull)


WAN (verb)


Sense 1wan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become pale and sickly

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "wan" is one way to...):

come down; sicken (get sick)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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