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San

[sahn] /sɑn/
noun
1.
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.

San

[sahn] /sɑn/
noun, plural Sans (especially collectively) San for 1.
1.
a member of a nomadic aboriginal people of southern Africa.
2.
any of more than a dozen related Khoisan languages spoken by the San.
Also called Bushman.

-san

1.
a suffix used in Japanese as a term of respect after names or titles:
Suzuki-san; samurai-san.
Origin
< Japanese, contraction of -sama suffix denoting direction, appearance, respect
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  • 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.
  • Out of a converted closet in their pacific heights apartment in San francisco.
  • In the playoffs, the mets beat the San francisco giants in the first round and the st.
  • Three years later, the family moved to San francisco, california.
  • The church of San salvatore, dating from the high middle ages.
  • Within days she joined the cast in San francisco to begin filming.
  • The San francisco bay area is especially famous for its sourdough breads.
British Dictionary definitions for San

san

/sæn/
noun
1.
(old-fashioned, informal) short for sanatorium

San1

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

San2

/sɑːn/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for San

san

Japanese honorific title, 1878, short form of more formal sama.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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San in Medicine

SAN abbr.
sinoatrial node

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San in Technology

Storage Area Network
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for San

san

sanatorium

SAN

  1. San Diego International Airport/Lindbergh Field
  2. storage area network
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