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Synonyms for van
væn, vɑnvan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avant-garde, vanguard, van, new wavenoun

    any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

    forefront, avant-garde, cutting edge, new wave, vanguard, caravan

  2. vanguard, vannoun

    the leading units moving at the head of an army

    forefront, avant-garde, cutting edge, new wave, vanguard, caravan

  3. vannoun

    (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight

    avant-garde, new wave, vanguard, caravan

  4. van, caravannoun

    a camper equipped with living quarters

    avant-garde, wagon train, new wave, vanguard, train, caravan

  5. vannoun

    a truck with an enclosed cargo space

    avant-garde, new wave, vanguard, caravan

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vannoun

    front (of an army or a fleet), fore-rank

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "van":

    truck, rva, from, minivan, fan, pickup, npv


  1. List of known nicknames for "Van":

    Van Fan, Fan Yi Chen, Fan, Van, 范逸臣

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  1. Hendrik Willem Van Loon:

    Great Britain, an island off the Dutch coast, which is responsible for the happiness of fully one-quarter of the human race. Per: Van Loon's Geography, Copy-write 1932. Garden City Publishing, Copy-write 1937; Page-216.

  2. Shelby Steele:

    I suppose looking back from today, it was a kind of golden age, almost. This was after the war post-50s, 60s. The government had no interest in socially engineering black Americans anywhere. We were pretty much left to our own devices within the boundaries of segregation. So we were limited in that regard, and yet within the community itself, there was an ethos of responsibility and a new possibility in a post-war community. And so the focus was on what we could do for ourselves, and we did many great things. On the street I grew up, a friend down at the end of the block, his name was Melvin Van Peebles — he invented independent filmmaking in America, in the world.

  3. Wim Van Bladel:

    The courses yesterday were physically difficult, and her weakened condition showed, i can't make that claim, Van Acker said.

  4. Roger Daltrey:

    We could never have imagined it (the group's ongoing success, i was coming to (Wembley) stadium today and taking the same journey I used to take every night in the group van...All the memories come back.

  5. Frank Moore Colby:

    Averageness is a quality we must put up with. Men march toward civilization in column formation, and by the time the van has learned to admire the masters the rear is drawing reluctantly away from the totem pole.

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    • A. Contradictory
    • B. Ignorant
    • C. Demented
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