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
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 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 .
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.
- Four of us, sans Martha, shared a bottle of bourbon with Quinn drinking two for each of ours.
- Curiously enough the cottage, a stone building, built by the same duke for Jean Jacques Rousseau, still stands in the park, while the ducal residence was burnt down by the sans-culottes.
- Metin, La Socialisme sans doctrine.
- With Pumpkin's unpaid-for accommodations now available, only one other incoming guest was sans quarters.
- These muscadins and incroyables, led by Frron, Tallien and Barrasformer revolutionists who had become aristocratsprofited by the restored liberty of the press to prepare for days of battle in the salons of the merveilleuses Madame Tallien, Madame de Stael and Madame Rca.mier, as the sans-culottes had formerly done in the clubs.