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9 definitions found
 for Wan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wan \Wan\, v. i.
     To grow wan; to become pale or sickly in looks. "All his
     visage wanned." --Shak.
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           And ever he mutter'd and madden'd, and ever wann'd with
           despair.                                 --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wan \Wan\, obs. imp. of Win.
     Won. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wan \Wan\, a. [AS. wann, wonn, wan, won, dark, lurid, livid,
     perhaps originally, worn out by toil, from winnan to labor,
     strive. See Win.]
     Having a pale or sickly hue; languid of look; pale; pallid.
     "Sad to view, his visage pale and wan." --Spenser.
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           My color . . . [is] wan and of a leaden hue. --Chaucer.
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           Why so pale and wan, fond lover?         --Suckling.
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           With the wan moon overhead.              --Longfellow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wan \Wan\, n.
     The quality of being wan; wanness. [R.]
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           Tinged with wan from lack of sleep.      --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Win \Win\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Won, Obs. Wan; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Winning.] [OE. winnen, AS. winnan to strive, labor,
     fight, endure; akin to OFries. winna, OS. winnan, D. winnen
     to win, gain, G. gewinnen, OHG. winnan to strive, struggle,
     Icel. vinna to labor, suffer, win, Dan. vinde to win, Sw.
     vinna, Goth. winnan to suffer, Skr. van to wish, get, gain,
     conquer. [root]138. Cf. Venerate, Winsome, Wish,
     Wont, a.]
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     1. To gain by superiority in competition or contest; to
        obtain by victory over competitors or rivals; as, to win
        the prize in a gate; to win money; to win a battle, or to
        win a country. "This city for to win." --Chaucer. "Who
        thus shall Canaan win." --Milton.
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              Thy well-breathed horse
              Impels the flying car, and wins the course.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To allure to kindness; to bring to compliance; to gain or
        obtain, as by solicitation or courtship.
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              Thy virtue wan me; with virtue preserve me. --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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              She is a woman; therefore to be won.  --Shak.
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     3. To gain over to one's side or party; to obtain the favor,
        friendship, or support of; to render friendly or
        approving; as, to win an enemy; to win a jury.
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     4. To come to by toil or effort; to reach; to overtake.
        [Archaic]
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              Even in the porch he him did win.     --Spenser.
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              And when the stony path began,
              By which the naked peak they wan,
              Up flew the snowy ptarmigan.          --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     5. (Mining) To extract, as ore or coal. --Raymond.
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     Syn: To gain; get; procure; earn. See Gain.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wan
      adj 1: (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" [syn:
             pale, pallid, wan, sick]
      2: abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or
         emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her
         wan face suddenly flushed" [syn: pale, pallid, wan]
      3: lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness;
         "a wan smile"
      n 1: a computer network that spans a wider area than does a
           local area network [syn: wide area network, WAN]
      v 1: become pale and sickly

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "wan":
     achromatic, achromic, anemic, apathetic, ashen, ashy, benumbed,
     blanch, blanched, blase, bleach, bleach out, bleached, bled white,
     bloodless, blue, bored, cadaverous, change color, chloranemic,
     colorless, corpselike, dead, deadened, deadly, deadly pale,
     deathlike, deathly, deathly pale, debilitated, dim, dimmed, dingy,
     discolored, dopey, dormant, doughy, drab, drawn, droopy, drugged,
     dull, eerie, emasculate, enervated, etiolated, exanimate,
     exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, fade, fade out, faded,
     faint, fallow, flat, forceless, ghastly, ghostlike, ghostly, gray,
     grisly, grow pale, gruesome, haggard, heavy, hebetudinous,
     hollow-eyed, hueless, hypochromic, impotent, inanimate,
     ineffective, ineffectual, inert, invertebrate, jaded,
     lackadaisical, lackluster, languid, languorous, leaden, lethargic,
     lifeless, listless, livid, lose color, lumpish, lurid, lusterless,
     macabre, mat, mealy, moribund, mortuary, muddy, neutral, numb,
     pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pasty, phlegmatic, pooped,
     ravaged, sallow, sated, sickly, sleepy, slow, sluggish, somber,
     somnolent, spineless, stagnant, stagnating, stultified, supine,
     tallow-faced, tired-eyed, tired-faced, tired-looking, toneless,
     torpid, turn pale, turn white, uncanny, uncolored, unearthly,
     vegetable, vegetative, washed-out, waxen, weak, weary,
     weary-looking, weird, whey-faced, white, whiten, world-weary,
     worn
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  WAN
         Wide Area Network
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Wide Area Network
  WAN
  
      (WAN) A network, usually constructed with
     serial lines, extending over distances greater than one
     kilometre.
  
     Compare local area network, metropolitan area network.
  
     (1994-11-24)
  

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