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wanmore about wan


  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wan  \Wan\,  obs.  imp.  of  {Win}. 
  Won.  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  My  color  .  .  .  [is]  wan  and  of  a  leaden  hue.  --Chaucer. 
  Why  so  pale  and  wan,  fond  lover?  --Suckling. 
  With  the  wan  moon  overhead.  --Longfellow. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wan  \Wan\,  n. 
  The  quality  of  being  wan;  wanness.  [R.] 
  Tinged  with  wan  from  lack  of  sleep.  --Tennyson. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wan  \Wan\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  wan;  to  become  pale  or  sickly  in  looks  ``All  his 
  visage  wanned.''  --Shak. 
  And  ever  he  mutter'd  and  madden'd,  and  ever  wann'd  with 
  despair.  --Tennyson. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.] 
  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. 
  Thy  well-breathed  horse  Impels  the  flying  car  and 
  wins  the  course.  --Dryden. 
  2.  To  allure  to  kindness;  to  bring  to  compliance;  to  gain  or 
  obtain,  as  by  solicitation  or  courtship. 
  Thy  virtue  wan  me  with  virtue  preserve  me  --Sir  P. 
  She  is  a  woman;  therefore  to  be  won.  --Shak. 
  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. 
  4.  To  come  to  by  toil  or  effort;  to  reach;  to  overtake. 
  Even  in  the  porch  he  him  did  win.  --Spenser. 
  And  when  the  stony  path  began,  By  which  the  naked 
  peak  they  wan,  Up  flew  the  snowy  ptarmigan.  --Sir  W. 
  5.  (Mining)  To  extract,  as  ore  or  coal.  --Raymond. 
  Syn:  To  gain;  get  procure;  earn.  See  {Gain}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}] 
  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}] 
  3:  lacking  vitality  as  from  weariness  or  illness  or 
  unhappiness;  "a  wan  smile" 
  n  :  a  computer  network  that  spans  a  wider  area  than  does  a  local 
  area  network  [syn:  {wide  area  network},  {WAN}] 
  v  :  become  pale  and  sickly 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {Wide  Area  Network} 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Wide  Area  Network 

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