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Van

[van; for 1, 2 also Turkish vahn] /væn; for 1, 2 also Turkish vɑn/
noun
1.
Lake, a salt lake in E Turkey. 1454 sq. mi. (3766 sq. km).
2.
a town on this lake.
3.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for lake van

van1

/væn/
noun
1.
short for caravan (sense 1)
2.
a covered motor vehicle for transporting goods, etc, by road
3.
(Brit) a closed railway wagon in which the guard travels, for transporting goods, mail, etc
4.
(Brit) See delivery van

van2

/væn/
noun
1.
short for vanguard

van3

/væn/
noun (tennis, mainly Brit)
1.
short for advantage (sense 3) Usual US and Canadian word ad

van4

/væn/
noun
1.
any device for winnowing corn
2.
an archaic or poetic word for wing
Word Origin
C17: variant of fan1

Van

/vɑːn/
noun
1.
a city in E Turkey, on Lake Van. Pop: 377 000 (2005 est)
2.
Lake Van, a salt lake in E Turkey, at an altitude of 1650 m (5400 ft): fed by melting snow and glaciers. Area: 3737 sq km (1433 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for lake van
van
"front part of an army or other advancing group," 1610, shortening of vanguard.
van
"covered truck or wagon," 1829, shortening of caravan.
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Related Abbreviations for lake van

van

  1. caravan
  2. vanguard

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