Dan meaning

dän, dăn
(archaic) Master; sir.

Dan Cupid.

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In the Bible, a son of Jacob and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
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(bible) Daniel.
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(bible) Daniel.
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Danish.
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(proper) Jacob's fifth son, whose mother was Bilhah: Gen. 30:1-6
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The tribe of Israel descended from him, which settled in N Palestine: Num. 1:38
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(place) Village in NE Israel: site of an ancient town at the northernmost extremity of Israelite territory.
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An expert or expert level in shogi and certain other games.
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Used formerly as a title of honor for respected men, such as clerics and poets.
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(biochemistry) Acronym of deadenylating nuclease, a protein that binds the 5' cap of mRNA and begins degradation in the 3' to 5' direction.
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(space science, NASA) Acronym of Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons. (It is a scientific instrument of the Mars Science Laboratory onboard the Curiosity rover at Mars.)
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from Dan to Beersheba
  • from one end of Israel to the other: Judg. 20:1
  • from end to end; throughout; everywhere
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

from Dan to Beersheba

Origin of dan

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin Domnus from Latin dominus master, lord dem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Japanese dan stair, grade, dan from Early Middle Chinese duanh section also the source of Mandarin duàn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition