HyperDic: wan

English > 5 senses of the word wan / WAN:
ADJECTIVEallwan, pale, pallid, sick(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness
allwan, pale, pallidabnormally deficient in color / color as suggesting physical or emotional distress / distress
allwanlacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness
NOUNartifactWAN, wide area networka computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network
VERBbodywanbecome pale and sickly
wan / WAN > pronunciation
Soundswaa'n
RhymesAbidjan ... Yukon: 149 rhymes with aan...
English > wan: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble.
Examples
  • "the pale (or wan) stars"
  • "the wan light of dawn"
Synonymspale, pallid, sick
BroaderweakWanting in physical strength
Spanishapagado, débil, flojo, pálido
Catalanapagat, dèbil, feble, fluix, pàlid
Adverbswanlyin a weak or pale or languid manner
English > wan: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningabnormally deficient in color / color as suggesting physical or emotional distress / distress.
Example "her wan face suddenly flushed"
Synonymspale, pallid
Broadercolorless, colourlessWeak in color
Spanishpálido
Nounswannessunnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
English > wan: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness.
Example"a wan smile"
Broaderunanimatednot animated or enlivened
English > WAN: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network.
Synonymwide area network
Broadercomputer network(computer science) a network of computers
Spanishred de área amplia
Catalanxarxa de llarg abast
English > wan: 5 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningBecome pale and sickly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broadersicken, come downGet sick
Catalanempalidir, traspostar-se

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