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162 short excerpts of Wiktionnary (A collaborative project to produce a free-content dictionary.)

— English words —
  • van n. A covered motor vehicle used to carry goods or (normally less than ten) persons, usually roughly cuboid…
  • van n. (Britain) An enclosed railway vehicle for transport of goods, such as a boxcar/box van.
  • van n. (Dated) A light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen and others for the transportation of goods.
  • van n. (Aerospace) A large towable vehicle equipped for the repair of structures that cannot easily be moved.
  • van v. (Transitive) To transport in a van or similar vehicle (especially of horses).
  • van v. (Internet slang, used in passive voice) Of law enforcement: to arrest (not necessarily in a van; derived…
  • van n. Clipping of vanguard.
  • van n. (Mining) A shovel used in cleansing ore.
  • van v. (Mining) To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.
  • van n. A fan or other contrivance, such as a sieve, for winnowing grain.
  • van n. A wing with which the air is beaten.
  • Van prop.n. A diminutive of the male given names Vance, Ivan, or Evan.
  • Van prop.n. A diminutive of the female given name Vanessa.
  • Van prop.n. (Geography) A large saline tectonic lake of the Armenian Highland in eastern Turkey lakes, famous for…
  • Van prop.n. (Geography) A city on the shore of that lake.
  • Van prop.n. Abbreviation of Vancouver.
  • Van n. A Van cat.
  • Van n. A Turkish Van cat.
  • VAN n. Abbreviation of value-added network.
  • VAN prop.n. Abbreviation of Vancouver.
  • Van. prop.n. Abbreviation of Vancouver.
— Foreign words, define in English —
  • Afrikaans
    • van prep. From.
    • van part. (Used with a following definite article) some of (the).
  • Afrikaans - Middle dutch
  • Antillean creole
    • van n. Air.
    • van n. Breath.
    • van n. Intestinal gas.
  • Antillean creole - Haitian creole
  • Catalan
    • van v. Third-person plural present indicative form of anar.
    • van v. (Auxiliary, with infinitive) third-person plural present indicative form of anar.
  • Chinese
    • van n. (Hong Kong Cantonese, often in compounds) van; minibus; vehicle (Classifier: 架 c).
  • Czech
    • van n. (Archaic, poetic) breeze (light, gentle wind).
    • van n. Genitive plural of vana.
    • vaň v. Second-person singular imperative of vanout.
  • Danish
    • van n. One of the Vanir.
    • van n. Van.
    • van adv. (Dated) pleje van – nurse, take care of.
    • van- pref. Giving the sense of wrong, bad; mis-, dys-, mal-.
  • Galician
    • van adj. Empty, devoid of content, containing only air.
    • van adj. Useless, ineffective.
    • van adj. (Of a person) vacuous, trivial-minded.
    • van n. Waist.
    • van n. Empty, vacant.
    • van v. Third-person plural present indicative of ir.
  • Gallo
    • van n. (Agriculture) winnowing machine.
  • Hungarian
    • van v. (Copulative) to be.
    • van v. There to be, to exist.
    • van v. To have; someone (-nak/-nek) has something (-a/-e/-ja/-je).
    • van v. To be made (out) of something (with -ból/-ből).
    • van v. To be (auxiliary verb indicating the statal passive, used with the adverbial participle form -va/-ve…
    • -ván suff. (Adverbial participle suffix) A less frequent variant of -va. See details there.
  • Icelandic
    • van- pref. Too little, short of, lacking in.
  • Interlingua
    • van adj. Vain, futile.
    • van adj. Vain, worthless.
    • van adj. Vain, conceited.
  • Jersey dutch
    • vān prep. Of, from.
  • Ligurian
    • vàn v. Third-person plural present indicative of andâ.
  • Mang
  • Manx
    • van n. Van (vehicle).
  • Middle dutch
    • van prep. From (a place, person).
    • van prep. From (a time).
    • van prep. From, out of, because of.
  • Middle dutch - Serbo-croatian
    • van prep. Out of.
  • Mòcheno
    • van cont. Va + an, from a, of a.
  • Norwegian bokmål - Norwegian nynorsk
    • van- pref. Mal-, mis-.
  • Norwegian nynorsk
    • van adj. Being used to (doing) something.
    • van n. (Norse mythology) one of the Vanir.
    • van prep. Used in Dutch surnames.
  • Old norse
    • ván n. Hope, expectation.
    • van- pref. Denoting lacking, under-, un-.
  • Polish - Tagalog
    • van n. Van (covered vehicle).
  • Romanian
    • van adj. Vain.
    • van adj. Futile.
    • van adj. Idle.
    • van adj. Fruitless.
    • van adj. Vainglorious.
  • Serbo-croatian
    • van conj. Except.
    • van prep. Outside, out.
    • van adv. Out, outside, outdoors.
  • Swedish
    • van adj. Accustomed to, used to, having the habit to.
    • van adj. Experienced, adept.
    • vän adj. (Dated) fair, beautiful.
    • vän n. A friend.
    • van- pref. Mis-, un-, de-, without.
  • Turkish
    • Van prop.n. Van (a province and city in Turkey).
  • Tày
  • Vietnamese
    • van v. To beg, to implore.
    • van n. Valve.
    • van n. Waltz.
    • ván n. A plank (long, broad and thick piece of timber).
    • ván n. (Card games, board games) a game.
    • vân n. (Of marble or wood) grain, vein.
    • vân n. Silk cloth with woven design (of clouds).
    • vân rom. Sino-Vietnamese reading of 雲.
    • vãn rom. Sino-Vietnamese reading of 晚.
    • vãn rom. Sino-Vietnamese reading of 挽.
    • vãn rom. Sino-Vietnamese reading of 輓.
    • Vân prop.n. A female given name from Chinese.
    • văn n. Clipping of văn học (“literature”).
    • văn n. (Education) Clipping of ngữ văn (“secondary Vietnamese”).
    • văn n. Writing.
    • văn n. (Only in fixed expressions) language.
    • Văn prop.n. A surname from Chinese.
    • Văn prop.n. A male given name from Chinese, a middle name.
    • vắn adj. (Now only in compounds and reduplicatives) brief.
    • vằn adj. Striped.
    • vấn v. To roll.
    • vấn v. (Only in compounds) to ask.
    • vần n. (Linguistics) a rhyme.
    • vần n. (Poetry) a syllable.
    • vần n. (Colloquial, poetry) a verse.
    • vần n. (Colloquial, alphabetical sorting) an initial letter.
    • vần adj. (Of poetry, etc.) rhyming.
    • vẫn adv. Still; yet.
    • vạn num. (Literary or history, only in compounds) ten thousand; myriad.
    • vặn v. To twist.
    • vận n. Luck, fortune.
    • vận v. (Northern Vietnam) to wear (clothes).
  • Yola
    • van adv. Alternative form of fan.
  • Zou
    • van n. Heaven, sky.
— English words, defined in German —
  • van S. Geschlossener Kraftwagen mittlerer Größe mit Fenstern rundum oder nur vorn.
  • van S. Britisch: geschlossener Eisenbahnwagen für Gepäck oder andere Güter wie Post.
  • van S. Militärisch oder im übertragenen Sinn vorausgehende Gruppe.
— English word, defined in Dutch —
  • van n. Bestelwagen, camionette.
— English words, defined in French —
  • van n. Camionnette, fourgon, fourgonnette.
  • van n. (États-Unis) Camping-car.
  • van n. (Plus rare) Avant-garde.
  • Van n.prop. Communauté du Pays de Galles situé dans l’autorité unitaire de Caerphilly.
  • Van n.prop. (Géographie) Hameau du Pays de Galles situé dans l’autorité unitaire de Powys.
— English words, defined in Spanish —
  • van s. Camioneta.
  • van v. Viajar en una camioneta.
  • van v. Transportar en camioneta.
  • van s. Vanguardia.
— English word, defined in Portuguese —
  • van s. Van.
— English words, defined in Italian —
  • van s. (Automobile) furgoncino, furgone.
  • van s. (Ferrovia) bagagliaio.
  • van s. (Militare) avanguardia.
— In German —
  • Van S. Meist viertüriges Automobil mit hohem Dach und Steilheck…
— In Dutch —
  • van voorz. Geeft bezit aan.
  • van voorz. Geeft herkomst aan.
  • van voorz. Tussenvoegsel in familienamen.
  • van voorz. Quotatief: luidt een citaat of gedachte in (synoniem: "als").
  • van bijw. Prepositioneel deel van een voornaamwoordelijk bijwoord.
  • Vân eig. (Vrouwelijke naam) meisjesnaam.
— In French —
  • van n.m. Instrument d’osier, en forme de coquille, qui a deux anses…
  • van n.m. Instrument identique au précédent, mais construit en matériaux…
  • van n.m. (France) Remorque destinée au transport des chevaux.
  • van n.m. (France) (Anglicisme) Camionnette ; fourgonnette ; fourgon.
  • van n.m. (Québec) (Par extension) Semi-remorque.
  • Van n.prop. Communauté du Pays de Galles situé dans l’autorité unitaire…
  • Van n.prop. (Géographie) Hameau du Pays de Galles situé dans l’autorité…
  • Van n.prop. Ville de Turquie orientale dans la province de même nom.
  • Van n.prop. Province de Turquie orientale ayant pour préfecture…
  • Van n.prop. Lac de Turquie orientale situé dans la province de même nom.
— In Spanish —
  • van v. Tercera persona del plural (ellas, ellos; ustedes, 2.ª persona)…
  • van s. Transporte. Vehículo automóvil, de chasis alargado y mayor…
— In Portuguese —
  • van s. Veículo pequeno em forma de caixa para transportar bagagens…
— In Italian —
  • van s. Veicolo utilizzato per trasferire i cavalli da corsa.
  • van s. (Meccanica) (tecnologia) (ingegneria).
337 English words from 123 English definitions

Abbreviation Accustomed added adept adverbial adverbial␣participle Aerospace Agriculture air alphabetical Alternative and Archaic Armenian Armenian␣Highland arrest article ask auxiliary auxiliary␣verb bad beaten beautiful because because␣of beg Being Being␣used␣to board board␣games box boxcar box␣van Breath breeze brief Britain broad cannot Cantonese Card Card␣games care care␣of carry cat Child Chinese city Classifier cleanse cleansing Clipping cloth clothes clouds Colloquial compounds conceited containing content contrivance Copulative covered cuboid Dated Day definite definite␣article Denoting derived design details devoid diminutive doing Dutch dys- Early easily eastern Education either Empty enclosed enforcement equipped especially etc Evan Except exist expectation Experienced expressions fair famous fan female fixed following for form fortune frequent friend from Fruitless futile game games gas Genitive gentle Geography given given␣name given␣names Giving goods grain habit has have having Heaven Highland history Hong Hong␣Kong Hope horses Idle imperative implore indicating indicative in␣Dutch ineffective infinitive initial Internet Intestinal Ivan Kong lacking lake lakes language large law law␣enforcement less less␣than letter light Linguistics Literary literature little long Luck machine made mal- male marble middle middle␣name minded minibus Mining mis- motor motor␣vehicle moved myriad mythology nak name names necessarily nek network normally Norse Northern not Now nurse of␣a often of␣value one only on␣the open ore other others out outdoors out␣of outside participle passive passive␣voice person persons piece place plank plural poetic poetry portion present present␣indicative province railway railway␣vehicle reading reduplicatives repair rhyme rhyming roll roughly saline Second secondary Second␣person Second-person␣singular See sense shore short short␣of shovel sieve Silk similar singular Sino-Vietnamese sky slang small Smoke some someone something sorting statal Still Striped structures such such␣as suffix surname surnames syllable take take␣care take␣care␣of tectonic ten ten␣thousand than that the there thick third third␣person third-person␣plural thousand timber time Too towable tradesmen Transitive transport transportation trivial Turkey Turkish Turkish␣Van twist under- used used␣to Useless usually vacant vacuous Vain Vainglorious value value␣added value-added␣network Valve van Van␣cat Vance Vancouver Vanessa vanguard Vanir variant vehicle vein verb verse Vietnam Vietnamese voice wagon Waist Waltz wash wear which Wide wind wing winnowing winnowing␣machine with without wood worthless woven Writing wrong yet

44 English words from 39 foreign definitions

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6 foreign words from 123 English definitions

anar anda dys mis Sino vana

109 foreign words from 39 foreign definitions

aan alargado andere Anglicisme anses Automobil automóvil autorité autorité␣unitaire avanguardia ayant bagagliaio Bestelwagen bezit bijwoord Britisch caixa camioneta camionette Camionnette Camping-car cavalli chasis citaat Communauté construit corsa Dach de␣même destinée deux Eisenbahnwagen ellas ellos em␣forma en␣forme␣de États États-Unis familienamen Fenstern Ferrovia forma fourgonnette für furgone Galles gedachte Geeft Géographie Gepäck geschlossener Größe Gruppe Güter Hameau herkomst hohem identique im␣übertragenen␣Sinn ingegneria Kraftwagen luidt mais matériaux Meccanica meisjesnaam Meist même Militare Militärisch mit mittlerer oder orientale Par␣extension Pays␣de␣Galles pequeno précédent préfecture Prepositioneel qui remorque rundum Semi-remorque Sinn situé synoniem tecnologia Tercera Tercera␣persona transportar Transporte Turquie Tussenvoegsel übertragenen una unitaire ustedes utilizzato Vanguardia Vehículo Veicolo Veículo Viajar viertüriges Ville vorausgehende vorn wie

925 suffixes (New words found by adding one or more letters at the end of the word.)

Vana vanc vane Vane vang Vang Vani Vann vans Vans VANs vant Vanas Vance vanco vanda Vandy vaned Vanek vanes Vanes vanga Vange vangs vanin Vanir Vanji vanna Vanna Vanns Vanth vants Vanya Vanyo Vanaja Vanard Van␣cat Vances Vancil Vancon vandal Vandal Vandam vandas Vandyk Vaneck Vaneks Vänern vanful vangas +875 words

1572 times in the middle (New words found by adding letters in front and at the end of the word.)

Avans avant Avant Evans Ivana ivans ovant Svans Advani avania Avanti avants Avants Bevans bivane Cavans devans divans elvans evanid Evanko Givans Govans Havana havans Havant Hovans Ivanec Ivanka Ivanna Ivanov Javans Jovani lavani Lavans lavant Lavant Levana levans levant Levant Lovans McVann movant Nivans Ovando pavane Pavani pavans Ravana +1522 words

178 prefixes (New words found by adding one or more letters in front of the word.)

Evan ivan Ivan Svan Bevan cavan Cavan devan Devan divan elvan Givan Govan havan Hovan Javan Jovan Kevan Lavan levan Levan Lovan Navan ni-Van Ni-Van pavan Savan Sevan Sivan Tuvan ulvan box␣van Chavan Erevan Erivan flavan Galvan gas␣van Girvan Glavan Hesvan Hlavan Hnivan Ijevan Khivan Kievan Kyivan McAvan Olivan Provan +128 words

2 words-in-word RTL (Words found written from right to left, inside the word. Minimum size 3 letters.)

nav NAV

4 anagrams (New words found by changing the order of the letters.)


53 anagrams found with an extra letter (New words formed with all the letters from the word and an extra letter.)

ANSV ARVN aven Aven AVGN 'avin' Avon Evan ivan Ivan LNAV Nava nave Nave Naʼvi navy neva Neva nova Nova NoVA NOVA NWAV PAVN Svan vain VAIN Vana vanc vane Vane vang Vang Vani Vann vans Vans VANs vant Varn vena Vena Vian vina Vina Viña VLAN vNAR VNAR VNSA Vona vrna vRNA

35 anagrams found minus a letter (New words formed with all the letters from the word minus a letter.)

an An AN -an an' an- A/N a(n) av Av AV av. Av. A-V A/V na Na NA n/a N/A n.a. N.A. nv Nv NV N&V N-V N.V. Va VA Va. V/A v.␣a. VN Vn.

117 cousins (New words found by changing only one letter.)

Aan AAN A.A.N. ban Ban BAN can Can CAN Can. dan Dan DAN -dan Dan. ean EAN -ean e.An. fan Fan FAN gan Gan GaN GAN han Han Ian -ian jan Jan Jan. kan Kan Kan. Lan LAN Lan. man Man MAN -man man. Man. nan Nan NaN NAN pan Pan PAN pan- Pan. ran Ran RAN san San SAn SAN -san tan Tan TAN vab VAB vac VACcc -vac VAD vae VAE vag vahh vai Vai vaj val Val vap VAP var Var VaR VAR var. vas VAs vas- vat VAT vau vav vaw VAW vax (+17 words)

15 lipograms (New words found when removing only one letter.)

an An AN -an an' an- A/N a(n) Va VA Va. V/A v.␣a. VN Vn.

6 epenthesis (New words found when adding only one letter.)

vain VAIN Vann Varn Vian VLAN

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