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van

noun uk   us   /væn/

van noun (VEHICLE)

B1 [C] a medium-sized road vehicle used especially for carrying goods, which often has no windows in the sides at the back half: a delivery van a Transit van a van driver [C] US a medium-sized vehicle with windows all round, used for carrying more people than an ordinary car
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van noun (FRONT)

in the van of sth UK formal at the front, or in the most advanced position, of something: The US is in the van of the quest to establish contact with other planets.
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Translations of “van”
in Arabic فان (شاحِنة صَغيرة)…
in Korean 밴…
in Malaysian van…
in French (de) camion(nette)…
in Turkish kamyonet…
in Italian furgone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 車輛, 廂形貨車, (載客)麵包車…
in Russian автофургон…
in Polish furgonetka, mikrobus…
in Vietnamese xe tải…
in Spanish camioneta…
in Portuguese furgão, caminhonete…
in Thai รถตู้…
in German der Lastwagen, Lastwagen-…
in Catalan furgoneta…
in Japanese バン, 小型トラック…
in Indonesian mobil barang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 车辆, 厢式货车, (载客)面包车…
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