a river in central Europe, flowing from the Carpathian Mountains in W Ukraine through SE Poland into the Vistula: battles 1914–15. About 280 miles (450 km) long. Unabridged


noun, plural Sans (especially collectively) San for 1.
a member of a nomadic, racially distinct, short-statured people of southern Africa.
any of more than a dozen related Khoisan languages spoken by the San.
Also called Bushman.


a suffix used in Japanese as a term of respect after names or titles: Suzuki-san; samurai-san.

< Japanese, contraction of -sama suffix denoting direction, appearance, respect Unabridged
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san (sæn)
old-fashioned, informal short for sanatorium

San1 (sɑːn)
1.  an aboriginal people of southern Africa
2.  a group of the Khoisan languages, spoken mostly by Bushmen

San2 (sɑːn)
a river in E central Europe, rising in W Ukraine and flowing northwest across SE Poland to the Vistula River. Length: about 450 km (280 miles)

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Medical Dictionary

SAN abbr.
sinoatrial node

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Computing Dictionary

SAN definition

Storage Area Network
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. San Diego International Airport/Lindbergh Field

  2. storage area network

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Example sentences for SAN
She lived in san francisco for a number of years and this influenced her
Taking of abalone is not permitted south of the mouth of the san francisco bay.
He took over the city of san francisco, turning it into an island in the skies.
Using san to refer to oneself makes one appear childish or incredibly vain.
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