- a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter N.
- a female given name.
- a leavened, often tear-shaped flatbread of India, baked in a tandoor.
- variant of nano- before a vowel: nanoid.
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Examples from the Web for nan
That said, Waters has come a long way since the picaresque adventures of Nan and Kitty.Sarah Waters’s New Novel Rewrites the Rules of Love
September 20, 2014
On July 8, a summons was sent to Zhang alerting her to the lawsuit, and on July 11, Nan Shi lost her job.Female Yahoo Exec Accused of Sex Abuse Fires Back
July 18, 2014
American photographer Nan Goldin shot the campaign; the release date has not yet been announced.Robert Pattinson to Star in Dior Campaign; Rick Owens Announces Collaboration with Adidas
The Fashion Beast Team
June 12, 2013
Confronting Kennedy, Nan Richardson is said to have angrily announced: “You killed my sister.”New Questions Arise About Mary Richardson Kennedy’s Suicide
May 16, 2013
The Museum of Modern Art celebrates the greatest women photographers of all time—from Diane Arbus to Cindy Sherman to Nan Goldin.The Female Eye
May 6, 2010
In less than five minutes, she conquered old Nan, and secured her as an ally for ever.
"Put on a stick of wood, Nan, and make the fire blaze up," she said.
Hetty's happiness was far greater than Sally's, and Nan's was hardly less.
Next to the hole where Dick lived with his parents was the hole where pretty Nan Spry lived.
"I guess I'll go and shake hands with Mrs. Hopper," said Nan.Mary Louise in the Country
L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
nana or nanna (ˈnænə)
- a child's words for grandmother
see nanny; compare Greek nanna aunt, Medieval Latin nonna old woman
- another name for nan bread
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Word Origin and History for nan
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