English Online Dictionary. What means wan? What does wan mean?
From Middle English wan, wanne (“grey, leaden; pale grey, ashen; blue-black (like a bruise); dim, faint; dark, gloomy”), from Old English ƿann (“dark, dusky”), from Proto-Germanic *wannaz (“dark, swart”), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Old Frisian wann, wonn (“dark”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /wɒn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /wɑn/
- (obsolete) IPA(key): /wæn/
- Rhymes: -ɒn
wan (comparative wanner, superlative wannest)
- Pale, sickly-looking.
- Dim, faint.
- Bland, uninterested.
- (sickly pale): see also Thesaurus:pallid
- The quality of being wan; wanness.
Eye dialect spelling of one. Sense 2 (“girl or woman”) possibly as a result of the phrase your wan as a counterpart to your man.
wan (plural wans)
- Eye dialect spelling of one, representing Ireland English.
- (Ireland) A girl or woman.
An inflected form.
- (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of win.
- NWA, awn, naw
- Rhymes: -ɑn
Ultimately from Latin vannus.
wan f or m (plural wannen, diminutive wannetje n)
- winnowing basket
- first-person singular present indicative of wannen
- imperative of wannen
- Romanization of 𐍅𐌰𐌽
- Rōmaji transcription of わん
- Nonstandard spelling of wān.
- Nonstandard spelling of wán.
- Nonstandard spelling of wǎn.
- Nonstandard spelling of wàn.
- English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
From English want.
- want, want to
wan (plural boom)
- R. Blench, Beboid Comparative
From Old Frisian winna, which derives from Proto-Germanic *winnaną.
- (Föhr-Amrum Dialect) to win
- wann, ƿan
- IPA(key): /wɑn/
- third-person singular of winnan
- (Beowulf ll. 151-2)
- (standard) IPA(key): /waŋ/
- with, in relation to
- and, but
- (West Central Scots) one.
From English one.
- Alternative form of wani
From English one.
- The number one.
- One. Used with units of measurement and in times: wan aua, wan klok. See also wanpela.