Suzanne and Gary hired a babysitter so they could have lunch together at their favorite restaurant sans children.
An example of sans is ordering a curry dish without shrimp paste.
Origin of sansMiddle English saun from Old French sanz (Fr sans) from Classical Latin sine, without: form influenced, influence by Classical Latin absentia, in the absence of, ablative : see absence
Origin of sansMiddle English from Old French blend of Latin sine without absentiā in the absence of ablative of absentia absence from absēns absent- present participle of abesse to be away ; see absent .
- short for sans serif.
sans - Computer Definition
(The SANS Institute, Bethesda, MD, www.sans.org) A membership organization devoted to computer security founded in 1989. SANS provides step-by-step guidelines for implementing security procedures and runs the Internet Storm Center, which analyzes data from firewalls around the world that can be used by members to detect intrusions. It offers more than 400 training courses as well as certification for security professionals (for more information, visit www.giac.org). SANS stands for SysAdmin, Audit, Network and Security. See GIAC.