Wan is a simple word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of wan, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
EXAMPLES - Wan in a Sentence
- What time does yo 'wan' breakfas 'in de mornin'? ' (source)
- "Do y 'wan' to go?" asked Ans again, opening his arms. (source)
- When yo 'wan' to ketch fish yo 'must spit on yo' bait -- (source)
- "We don 'wan' yer nuncle t 'wonder where ye got new close." (source)
- "_Ah_ don 'wan' to see ye; 'n you are so aggravatin' to Bud." (source)
- I don't want ter skeer you, Schults; I jes 'wan' ter warn you. (source)
- It mague no differend wad she loog lag; I don 'wan' see 'er.' ' (source)
- I don 'wan' nothin 'but w'at I wo'k fer, but I wants all er dat. (source)
- "I ain 'wan' to hear it no mor ',"'Merican Joe announced uneasily. (source)
- Cut off your great long plat, ef you don 'wan' me to pull it no mo '. (source)
- The ones tha 'survived didn' wan 'no more ter to do with us after that.' (source)
- I don't want to put no lie on a grave stun, if her name wan't Crompton. ' (source)
- "I didn 'wan' miss me breakfust," Skif said humbly, head hanging in shame. (source)
- Wan zi - The Chinese character you see in one of the types is called "wan". (source)
- You don 'wan' to fill yo 'head up with' viggotty notions 'about fellars yet. (source)
- Pussy Boy: "I don 'know what bean dip is, but I know I don' wan 'any part of dat." (source)
- Same here i always want to make something sweet, it wan be dessert, cakes something like that. (source)
- I'm what Hogan calls wan iv th 'mute, ingloryous heroes iv th' war; an 'not so dam mute, ayther. (source)
- "Why, don't y 'wan' to go back there where the people have nice houses, an 'where they's a good ----" (source)
- I was on a secret mission, wasn 'I, didn' wan 'owls followin' me all over the place - ruddy Dementors! (source)
- There was even a kind of wan awakening in her face, as she lifted it to look at the wonderful newcomer. (source)
- It's whole tone -- from music to low key imagery -- is kind of wan and wistful, if not downright mournful. (source)
- Ef yo 'been tell me yo' wan 'me fo' go to Wav'ly wid yo ', I'd a dress maself, but I ain' fix; look a 'me. " (source)
- Newspapers stopped their printing presses and Saturday's front pages brimmed with their usual wan dispatches. (source)
- Newspapers stopped their printing presses, and Saturday's front pages brimmed with their usual wan dispatches. (source)
- Sen Wilson tries to tempt Pres Obi-wan Obama to the dark side of the force (trying to stop the presidential agenda) (source)
- The hermit smiled, though it would be a hard question whether his expression could better be described as "wan" or "grim." (source)
- Time magazine's Michael Crowley writes that the speech seemed "wan" because "the spill has put Obama in an absurd and impossible position. (source)
- But the only good reasons I could scare up for makin 'you stay to home was because home was safe and comf'table and where you was goin' wan't. (source)
- But this still brought the station chief 21 wan wan is Chinese measure, NT$10,000, at that time US$250 in one week--you could buy one house with it. (source)
- NOT sitting their pulling words out of a thesaurus (your daily lexicon does not include "wan" and "intertextually") and forcing them into a half-ass review. (source)
- Gordana talks about how she still has her health while looking kind of wan, and as the boys leave their apartment we see that their blackboard reads "Bring it on, Klum!" (source)
- A lot of speakers on British radio now pronounce one as "wan" (as pale faced, or Obi-Wan), rather than "won" (victorious)which I have always thought was the correct form. (source)
- It seems that there'd be people in black converging in Ipoh tomorrow, and that others elsewhere would also don black. you know, in cantonese "wan" malaysia means malaysia pening. (source)
- She straint an 'she straint, but her strengt' wan't 'nuff fur ter move hit den; an' so she sez, 'Mr. Woodpecker,' sez she, 's'posin' I cotch hold yer feet, an 'try ter pull yer back dis way?' (source)
- "You betta shet lid down, you don 'wan' 'em run away, 'cause they ain't yoosta livin '' n 'at basket yit; an' no matter whut kine o 'cats they is or they isn't, _one_ thing true: they _wile_ cats!" (source)
- When asked, as she often is, how it was possible that she was not afraid to go back, with that tremendous price upon her head, Harriet always answers, "Why, don't I tell you, Missus, t'wan't me, 'twas de Lord! (source)
- Hagrid said, "I jus 'heard Snape sayin' Dumbleore took too much fer granted an 'maybe he Snape didn' wan 'ter do it anymores Dumbledore told him flat out he'd agreed ter do it an' that was all there was to it." (source)
- I don 'wan' ter go, o 'course, but if it wasn' fer ... well ... the special circumstances I'm abou 'ter explain to yeh, I'd leave righ' now, before she's go 'the chance ter do it in front o' the whole school, like she did with Trelawney ' (source)
- She fought a little about turning down the road, but went ten miles after that at a good rapid pace and gave no trouble, so that I was greatly surprised this evening when Gibbie asked for a few words and said: "I do 'wan' to hab 'no'tin' mo 'fur do wid de colt. (source)
- While today's newest brands aren't all so old-fashioned, nor always called ginger ale some are called ginger beers, others ginger-flavored sparkling beverages, the best offer a righteous ginger taste that's more pungent than the wan soda associated with childhood car sickness and stomachaches. (source)
- And first he laces to his feet the shoes of gold that bear him high winging over seas or land as fleet as the gale; then takes the rod wherewith he calls wan souls forth of Orcus, or sends them again to the sad depth of hell, gives sleep and takes it away and unseals dead eyes; in whose strength he courses the winds and swims across the tossing clouds. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 80.0, which suggests that "wan" is a easy word that should be understood by most English-speaking indiduals.
We have 27 synonyms for wan.
anemic, ashen, ashy, bilious, blanched, bleached, bloodless, cadaverous, dim, discolored, faint, feeble, forceless, ghastly, haggard, ineffective, ineffectual, livid, pale, pallid, pasty, peaked, sickly, washed-out, waxen, white, worn
We have 9 antonyms for wan.
blushing, bright, clear, colorful, distinct, flushed, fresh, healthy, strong
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of wan from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress.
- (adjective) Suggestive or indicative of weariness, illness, or unhappiness; melancholy: a wan expression.
- (verb-intransitive) To become pale.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Pale, sickly-looking.
- (adjective) Dim, faint.
- (adjective) Bland, uninterested.
- (verb) Simple past tense and past participle of win.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (imperative) Won.
- (adjective) Having a pale or sickly hue; languid of look; pale; pallid.
- (noun) The quality of being wan; wanness.
- (verb-intransitive) To grow wan; to become pale or sickly in looks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A wan tint or complexion; paleness.
- (noun) The German name, sometimes used in English, of the dyestuff weld (not woad).
- (None) Dark; black; gloomy: applied to the weather, to water, streams, pools, etc.
- (None) Colorless; pallid; pale; sickly of hue.
- (None) Sorrowful; sad.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
- (adjective) lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness
- (adjective) abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
- (verb) become pale and sickly
- (noun) a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network