Wide Area Network.

Take two local area networks(LANs), hook them together, and you've got a WAN. The largest WAN is the Internet.

WAN-Wide Area Network

a network that ties together large geographic regions using microwave and satelite transmition or telephone lines.

from Principles of Information Systems, by Ralph M. Stair and George Reynolds. Fourth Edition.
Japanese-language onomatopoeia for a sound made by a dog. Roughly equivalent to woof.

"nyao", said the cat.
"WAN WAN WAN WAN WAN!" said the dog.

Wan (?), obs. imp. of Win.




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Wan (), a. [AS. wann, wonn, wan, won, dark, lurid, livid, perhaps originally, worn out by toil, from winnan to labor, strive. See Win.]

Having a pale or sickly hue; languid of look; pale; pallid.

"Sad to view, his visage pale and wan."


My color . . . [is] wan and of a leaden hue. Chaucer.

Why so pale and wan, fond lover? Suckling.

With the wan moon overhead. Longfellow.


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Wan, n.

The quality of being wan; wanness.


Tinged with wan from lack of sleep. Tennyson.


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Wan (?), v. i.

To grow wan; to become pale or sickly in looks.

"All his visage wanned."


And ever he mutter'd and madden'd, and ever wann'd with despair. Tennyson.


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