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Definition 1: a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wan in the sense of this definition

(wan is a kind of ...) (computer science) a network of computers

Definition 2: become pale and sickly - [verb of body]

(wan is a kind of ...) get sick

"She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"

Definition 3: abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pallid face of the invalid
  • her wan face suddenly flushed

Synonyms for wan in the sense of this definition

(wan is similar to ...) weak in color; not colorful

Definition 4: (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pale light of a half moon
  • a pale sun
  • the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street
  • a pallid sky
  • the pale (or wan) stars
  • the wan light of dawn

Synonyms for wan in the sense of this definition

(wan is similar to ...) wanting in physical strength

"a weak pillar"

Definition 5: lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wan smile

(wan is similar to ...) not animated or enlivened; dull

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