a member of a nomadic aboriginal people of southern Africa.
any of more than a dozen related Khoisan languages spoken by the San.
- Also called Bushman.
Other definitions for San (2 of 3)
a river in central Europe, flowing from the Carpathian Mountains in W Ukraine through SE Poland into the Vistula: battles 1914–15. About 280 miles (450 km) long.
Other definitions for -san (3 of 3)
a suffix used in Japanese as a term of respect after names or titles: Suzuki-san; samurai-san.
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How to use San in a sentence
San Francisco was the first city to pass one in 2006; since then, 14 other cities and three states have followed suit.
And now Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are all suing Uber for refusing to play by their old regulatory playbooks.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB? | Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Race is the San Andreas Fault of our culture as well as our history.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner | Mike Barnicle | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Last year in San Diego, they sported bloody pants and angry signs.Anti-Cutters Slam New CDC Recommendations on Circumcision | Nina Strochlic | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lynchburg is a six-month-old German sausage and ale house in the heart of Panama's San Francisco neighborhood.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama | Jeff Campagna | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
San Antonio de Bexar lies in a fertile and well-irrigated valley, stretching westward from the river Salado.
Columbus found the natives of San Salvador smoking after this manner.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The five hundred men whom we had left in San Antonio de Bexar, fared no better.
The jagged top and spurs of San Jacinto Mountain shone like the turrets and posterns of a citadel built of rubies.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
On a shelf near one of these windows stood the little Madonna, again wreathed with vines as in San Pasquale.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for san (1 of 3)
old-fashioned, informal short for sanatorium
British Dictionary definitions for San (2 of 3)
an aboriginal people of southern Africa
a group of the Khoisan languages, spoken mostly by Bushmen
British Dictionary definitions for San (3 of 3)
a river in E central Europe, rising in W Ukraine and flowing northwest across SE Poland to the Vistula River. Length: about 450 km (280 miles)
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