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wan - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wan

(noun) a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network
Synonyms : wide area network

(verb) become pale and sickly
(adj) (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
Synonyms : pale , pallid , sick
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
Synonyms : pale , pallid
Example Sentence
  • the pallid face of the invalid
  • her wan face suddenly flushed

(adj) lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness
Example Sentence
  • a wan smile

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wan

wan rhymes with maruthi van... she liked to travel in a scorpio but she is traveling in a van..so she is pale
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by chocolate

WANE means to decline, diminish so WAN is to decline in color/ vigor
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by tivoli25

WAN for WANting color; so it is pale
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

Tan: Wan is the opposite of tan.
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by subhasish

VAN...AMBULANCE.... your friend got PALE and hence you called an ambulance
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by nileshdive

w(with) an(anemia), one who has anemia is pale and pallid
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by muhammadbillal

when he became aware that he was WANted by the FBI his pace became pale.
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by mayank2nsitmpae

tan to reduce wan
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by friendofafriend

when color VANISHES from sth it looks PALE AND LOOKS WEAK ;-)
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by kick_ass

she was so much exhausted working on WAN(wide are network) of company that she got a PALE appearance on face
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by nikhilparasher

wan--school van pale in colour :P
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by jai ho

WAN= Wide Area Network, LAN= Local Area Network, PAN= Personal Area Network, MAN= Metropolitan Area Network.
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by mahmud_dbm

Wan is like lan because both terms are related to the internet.
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by pushpa_edit

similar to van.school van is yellow/pale colored
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by pragati_gupta

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