Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[hahn-suh n] /ˈhɑn sən/
Peter Andreas
[pee-tuh r ahn-dree-ahs] /ˈpi tər ɑnˈdri ɑs/ (Show IPA),
1795–1874, Danish astronomer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Hansen
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Tobin, the little consumptive, sampled in this peculiar way, as did the hammer-handed Hansen of the every-ready scowl.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • Its cause was discovered by Hansen in 1871 to be a specific bacillus.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • Two or three of his business associates were coming to dinner; Hansen was to drive them all into the city later.

    Harriet and the Piper Kathleen Norris
  • Hansen's note of alarm in 1854 was echoed by Leverrier in 1858.

  • Each snatched up his weapon—Hansen an ice-staff, JoHansen an axe, and Blessing nothing.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
Hansen in Medicine

Hansen Han·sen (hān'sən, hän'-), Gerhard Henrik Armauer. 1746-1845.

Norwegian physician and bacteriologist who discovered (1869) the leprosy bacillus.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Hansen

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Hansen

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hansen