Origin of sans
- a member of a nomadic aboriginal people of southern Africa.
- any of more than a dozen related Khoisan languages spoken by the San.
- 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.
Related Wordsinadequate, incomplete, flawed, barren, vacant, bare, lacking, short, needed, impaired, missing, needing, defective, minus, without, sans, bereft, deficient, destitute, innocent
Examples from the Web for sans
The governor, sans tie, wore a dress shirt and casual jacket onto the stage.In Texas, Cruz, Perry Crow Over GOP Rout
November 5, 2014
The schizo CIA agent is back for more drone warfare and spycraft—this time, sans Brody and his frustratingly emo daughter.‘Homeland’ Season 4: A Stripped-Down and Surprisingly Badass Return to Form
September 30, 2014
On the summer programming spectrum, it skewed more towards “just plain silly,” sans the “but still curious” modifier.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch?
July 27, 2014
Sans country and opera, there is something for most every musical palate at Bonnaroo.Living by the Bonnaroo Code
Daniel G. Hill
June 12, 2014
But Langley Fox, his 24-year-old great grand-daughter, is proving you can make it sans the glamorous family name.Langley Fox: A Hemingway in All But Name
January 28, 2014
You said 'Forget the Sans' and went right on talking about them.
There are only about twelve or fifteen of the present sophs who are Sans worshippers.
The Sans used to be awfully noisy when they dined or lunched here.
There were all sorts of little points like that which the Sans used to argue with him.
You may believe the Sans will get no favors from her and her party crowd.
- an archaic word for without
- old-fashioned, informal short for sanatorium
- an aboriginal people of southern Africa
- a group of the Khoisan languages, spoken mostly by Bushmen
- 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)
Word Origin and History for sans
early 14c., from French sans, Old French sen, sens (with adverbial genitive) "without, except, apart, not counting," cognate with Provençal senes, Old Catalan senes, Old Spanish sen (Spanish sin), Old Italian sen, from Vulgar Latin *sene, from Latin sine "without," enlarged form of sed, se "without," from PIE root *sen(e)- "apart, separated" (see sunder). In reference to fonts, 1927, short for sans-serif.
Japanese honorific title, 1878, short form of more formal sama.
- sinoatrial node