sans

[ sanz; French sahn ]
/ sænz; French sɑ̃ /

preposition

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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

Definition for sans (2 of 4)

San1
[ sahn ]
/ sɑn /

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.

Definition for sans (3 of 4)

San2
[ sahn ]
/ sɑn /

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.

Definition for sans (4 of 4)

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British Dictionary definitions for sans (1 of 5)

sans
/ (sænz) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for sans (2 of 5)

san
/ (sæn) /

noun

old-fashioned, informal short for sanatorium

British Dictionary definitions for sans (3 of 5)

San1
/ (sɑːn) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for sans (4 of 5)

San2
/ (sɑːn) /

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)

British Dictionary definitions for sans (5 of 5)

Sans.

Sansk.


abbreviation for

Sanskrit
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Medical definitions for sans

SAN

abbr.

sinoatrial node
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