van


van
van
van1 [van]
n.
[abbrev. < VANGUARD]
short for VANGUARD
van2 [van]
n.
[ME vanne < MFr van < L vannus, van, FAN1]
1. Archaic a winnowing machine
2. Old Poet. a wing
van3 [van]
n.
[contr. < CARAVAN]
1. a closed truck or wagon for moving furniture, carrying freight or people, etc.
2. a small, closed truck for utility use, as deliveries, repairs, etc., or customized for use as an RV, airport limousine, etc.
3. Brit.
a) a closed railroad car for baggage, etc.
b) a delivery wagon or truck
c) TRAILER (sense 3)
vt.
vanned, vanning
to transport in a van
vi.
to travel in a recreational van
vanner
n.
van4 [van; ] Du [ vän]
prep.
[Du; akin to Ger von]
of or from: in Dutch family names, van precedes a place name and together they indicate traditional place of origin: also Van

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
(of an army or a fleet), /