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Van vs. Minivan

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Vannoun

A (covered) vehicle used for carrying goods or people, usually roughly cuboid in shape, longer and higher than a car but smaller than a truck/lorry.

‘The van sped down the road.’;

Minivannoun

A small van.

Vannoun

(British) An enclosed railway vehicle for transport of goods.

Minivannoun

a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car

Vannoun

A light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen and others for the transportation of goods.

Minivan

Minivan (sometimes called simply as van) is a North American car classification for vehicles designed to transport passengers in the rear seating row(s), with reconfigurable seats in two or three rows. The equivalent classification in Europe is the M-segment, more commonly known as an MPV (multi purpose vehicle) or a people carrier / mover.

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Vannoun

form of Shortened form|caravan.

Vannoun

form of Shortened form|vanguard.

Vannoun

(mining) A shovel used in cleansing ore.

Vannoun

A fan or other contrivance, such as a sieve, for winnowing grain.

Vannoun

A wing with which the air is beaten.

Vanverb

(transitive) To transport in a van or similar vehicle (especially of horses).

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Vanverb

to be arrested by law enforcement (not necessarily in a van, derived from the slang "party van") this definition "to be vanned", not "to van"

Vanverb

(mining) To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.

Vannoun

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.’;

Vannoun

A shovel used in cleansing ore.

Vannoun

A light wagon, either covered or open, used by tradesmen and others for the transportation of goods.

Vannoun

A large covered wagon for moving furniture, etc., also for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition.

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Vannoun

A closed railway car for baggage. See the Note under Car, 2.

Vannoun

A fan or other contrivance, as a sieve, for winnowing grain.

Vannoun

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.’;

Vanverb

To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.

Vanverb

To fan, or to cleanse by fanning; to winnow.

Vannoun

any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

Vannoun

the leading units moving at the head of an army

Vannoun

a camper equipped with living quarters

Vannoun

a truck with an enclosed cargo space

Van

A van is a type of road vehicle used for transporting goods or people. Depending on the type of van, it can be bigger or smaller than a truck and SUV, and bigger than a common car.

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