sans

[sanz; French sahn]

preposition


Nearby words

  1. sanmicheli,
  2. sanmicheli, michele,
  3. sannup,
  4. sannyasi,
  5. sanpro,
  6. sans doute,
  7. sans gêne,
  8. sans peur et sans reproche,
  9. sans serif,
  10. sans souci

Origin of sans

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French sans, earlier sens, seinz a conflation of Latin sine without, and absentiā in the absence of, ablative of absentia absence

San

1
[sahn]

noun, plural Sans, (especially collectively) San for 1.

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.

San

2
[sahn]

noun

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.

Sans.

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British Dictionary definitions for sans

sans

preposition

an archaic word for without

Word Origin for sans

C13: from Old French sanz, from Latin sine without, but probably also influenced by Latin absentiā in the absence of

san

noun

old-fashioned, informal short for sanatorium

San

1

noun

an aboriginal people of southern Africa
a group of the Khoisan languages, spoken mostly by Bushmen

San

2

noun

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)

Sans.

Sansk.

abbreviation for

Sanskrit
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Word Origin and History for sans
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Medicine definitions for sans

SAN

abbr.

sinoatrial node

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