[ jan; Dutch, German yahn ]


  1. a male given name, form of John.
  2. a female given name, form of Janet.



abbreviation for

  1. January.


abbreviation for

  1. January

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Jan says many restaurant deals fell through during the pandemic, and with rents low and spaces available, entrepreneurs have chosen this time to jump into the industry — thus the uptick in the number of new restaurants.

“We will be collaborating closely with Jan and the Freedom Forum, including our hope to create a First Amendment gallery, which may include loans from the Newseum,” Rosen said.

When Hitler became chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933, Hildebrand was confronted with a choice: Would he remain in Nazi Germany?

Over the years, the meaning has evolved, essentially, to “Christmastime,” and describes the period between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6.

Immediately, there was a national groundswell of voices calling for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill.

According to the Post story, Cosby agreed to meet with Covington on Jan. 25 after she asked him several times for career advice.

On Jan. 7, Noor made the seven-hour trip to Mir Ali, where he stayed at the home of a friend in Hurmaz.

This volume had an introductory sketch on Jan Diaz by M. de Clagny.

He sank into a quiet sleep last Thursday night, Jan. 6, 1887.

Austin and Jan knew that Koo Faya was leaping to a position where he could shoot his poisoned darts at them again.

Jan and Shelby could see the light flashing on their jeweled harnesses and on the weapons which they flourished defiantly.

He signaled to Jan, and then for half an hour, they put their heads together—planning.


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