Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

Hans

[hanz; German hahns] /hænz; German hɑns/
noun
1.
a male given name, Germanic form of John.

Han1

[hahn] /hɑn/
noun
1.
a dynasty in China, 206 b.c.–a.d. 220, with an interregnum, a.d. 9–25: characterized by consolidation of the centralized imperial state and territorial expansion.
2.
a river flowing from central China into the Yangtze at Hankow. 900 miles (1450 km) long.
3.
the Chinese people in general, especially those not of Mongol, Manchu, Tibetan, or other non-Chinese extraction.

Han2

[hahn, huhn] /hɑn, hʌn/
noun, plural Hans (especially collectively) Han for 1.
1.
a member of a group of Indians inhabiting the Yukon River drainage basin near the Alaska-Canada border.
2.
the Athabaskan language of the Han.
Origin of Han2
< Kutchin han-gwičin river dwellers
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Hans
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for Hans

Han1

/hæn/
noun
1.
a river in E central China, rising in S Shaanxi and flowing southeast through Hubei to the Yangtze River at Wuhan. Length: about 1450 km (900 miles)

Han2

/hæn/
noun
1.
the imperial dynasty that ruled China for most of the time from 206 bc to 221 ad, expanding its territory and developing its bureaucracy
2.
the Chinese people as contrasted to Mongols, Manchus, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Hans

masc. proper name, a familiar shortening of German and Dutch Johannes (see John). Used figuratively for "a German" or "a Dutchman" from 1560s.

Han

Chinese dynasty, 206 B.C.E.-220 C.E., its rule marked by prosperity, military success, and the introduction of Buddhism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Hans

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Hans

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hans