Van

Definition of Van

n.1.The front of an army; the first line or leading column; also, the front line or foremost division of a fleet, either in sailing or in battle.
Standards and gonfalons, twixt van and rear,
Stream in the air.
- Milton.
1.(Mining) A shovel used in cleansing ore.
v. t.1.(Mining) To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.
n.1.
1.A light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen and others for the transportation of goods.
2.A large covered wagon for moving furniture, etc., also for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition.
3.A closed railway car for baggage. See the Note under Car, 2.
1.
1.A fan or other contrivance, as a sieve, for winnowing grain.
2.A wing with which the air is beaten.
He wheeled in air, and stretched his vans in vain;
His vans no longer could his flight sustain.
- Dryden.
v. t.1.To fan, or to cleanse by fanning; to winnow.

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