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Definition van

Etymology 1

Short for caravan.

Noun

van (plural vans)

  1. A covered vehicle used for carrying goods or people, usually roughly cuboid in shape, longer and higher than a car but smaller than a truck/lorry.
  2. (Britain) An enclosed railway vehicle for transport of goods.
  3. (Britain, dated) A light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen and others for the transportation of goods.
  4. (aeronautics, space) A large towable vehicle equipped for the repair of structures that cannot easily be moved.
Verb

van (third-person singular simple present vans, present participle vanning, simple past and past participle vanned)

  1. (transitive) To transport in a van or similar vehicle (especially of horses).
  2. (Internet slang, used in passive voice) Of law enforcement: to arrest (not necessarily in a van; derived from party van).

Etymology 2

Shortening of vanguard.

Noun

van (plural vans)

  1. Clipping of vanguard.

Etymology 3

From Cornish.

Noun

van (plural vans)

  1. (mining) A shovel used in cleansing ore.
Verb

van (third-person singular simple present vans, present participle vanning, simple past and past participle vanned)

  1. (mining) To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.

Etymology 4

From Latin vannus (“a van, or fan for winnowing grain”): compare French van and English fan, winnow.

Noun

van (plural vans)

  1. A fan or other contrivance, such as a sieve, for winnowing grain.
  2. A wing with which the air is beaten.

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