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3 letters words from 'wan'

AWN 6NAW 6
WAN 6 

2 letters words from 'wan'

AN 2AW 5
NA 2 

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Definitions and meaning of wan

wan

Etymology 1

From Middle English wan, wanne (grey, leaden; pale grey, ashen; blue-black (like a bruise); dim, faint; dark, gloomy), from Old English ƿann (dark, dusky), from Proto-Germanic *wannaz (dark, swart), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Old Frisian wann, wonn (dark).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /wɒn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /wɑn/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /wæn/
  • Rhymes: -ɒn

Adjective

wan (comparative wanner, superlative wannest)

  1. Pale, sickly-looking.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pallid
  2. Dim, faint.
  3. Bland, uninterested.
Derived terms
  • wanly
  • wanness
Translations

Noun

wan (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being wan; wanness.

Etymology 2

Eye dialect spelling of one. Sense 2 (“girl or woman”) possibly as a result of the phrase your wan as a counterpart to your man.

Noun

wan (plural wans)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of one, representing Ireland English.
  2. (Ireland) A girl or woman.

Etymology 3

An inflected form.

Verb

wan

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of win.

References

Anagrams

  • NWA, awn, naw

Ainu

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɰᵝan]

Numeral

wan (Kana spelling ワン)

  1. ten

Bislama

Etymology

From English one.

Numeral

wan

  1. one

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑn

Etymology 1

Ultimately from Latin vannus.

Noun

wan f or m (plural wannen, diminutive wannetje n)

  1. winnowing basket

Etymology 2

Verb

wan

  1. first-person singular present indicative of wannen
  2. imperative of wannen

Fanagalo

Etymology

Borrowed from English one.

Numeral

wan

  1. one

Gothic

Romanization

wan

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌰𐌽

Japanese

Romanization

wan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of わん

Mandarin

Romanization

wan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of wān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of wán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of wǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of wàn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English wann (dark), from Proto-Germanic *wannaz, of uncertain origin.

Adjective

wan

  1. wan (pallid, sickly)
  2. wan (dim, faint)
Alternative forms
  • wane, wanne, won, wonne, wone
Descendants
  • English: wan
  • Scots: wan

References

  • “wan, adj.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

Noun

wan (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of wane (deprivation)

Etymology 3

Adjective

wan

  1. Alternative form of wane

Etymology 4

Noun

wan (uncountable)

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of vein (that which is vain)

Etymology 5

Pronoun

wan

  1. Alternative form of whan

Etymology 6

Noun

wan (plural wanes)

  1. (Northern, early) Alternative form of wone (dwelling)

Etymology 7

Noun

wan (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of wane (woeful state)

Etymology 8

Noun

wan (plural wanes)

  1. Alternative form of wone (choice)

Etymology 9

Noun

wan (plural wanes)

  1. Alternative form of wayn (wagon)

Etymology 10

Verb

wan (third-person singular simple present waneth, present participle wanende, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle waned)

  1. Alternative form of wanen

Etymology 11

Adverb

wan

  1. Alternative form of whenne

Conjunction

wan

  1. Alternative form of whenne

Etymology 12

Adverb

wan

  1. Alternative form of whanne

Conjunction

wan

  1. Alternative form of whanne

Etymology 13

Verb

wan

  1. Alternative form of wanne: singular simple past of winnen
  2. Alternative form of wonnen: plural simple past of winnen

Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From English want.

Verb

wan

  1. want, want to

Noone

Noun

wan (plural boom)

  1. child

References

  • R. Blench, Beboid Comparative

North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian winna, which derives from Proto-Germanic *winnaną.

Verb

wan

  1. (Föhr-Amrum Dialect) to win

Conjugation



Okinawan

Romanization

wan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of わん

Old English

Alternative forms

  • wann

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wɑn/

Verb

wan

  1. third-person singular of winnan
    (Beowulf ll. 151-2)

Pipil

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /waŋ/

Relational

-wan

  1. with, in relation to

Declension

Conjunction

wan

  1. and, but

Scots

Numeral

wan

  1. (West Central) one.

Sranan Tongo

Etymology 1

From English one.

Number

wan

  1. one

Etymology 2

Verb

wan

  1. Alternative form of wani

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English one.

Noun

wan

  1. The number one.

Numeral

wan

  1. One. Used with units of measurement and in times: wan aua, wan klok. See also wanpela.

Derived terms

  • wanbel
  • wanblut
  • wande
  • wanhaus
  • wankain
  • wanlain
  • wanmak
  • wanpes
  • wanpela
  • wanpilai
  • wanpisin
  • wanples
  • wanskul
  • wantaim
  • wantok
  • wantu
  • wanwan
  • wanwande
  • wanwok

Source: wiktionary.org
  • WAMPUS, a kind of cardigan or strong jacket buttoned at the neck or wrists.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)