Meaning of “wan” in the English Dictionary

"wan" in British English

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uk /wɒn/ us /wɑːn/ wanner, wannest literary

(of a person's face) more pale than usual and tired-looking

adverb uk /ˈwɒ us /ˈwɑː

She smiled wanly (= showing no energy or enthusiasm).

WANnoun [ C ]

uk /wæn/ us /wæn/ specialized

(Definition of “wan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wan" in American English

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us /wɑn/

(of a person’s face or expression) pale, tired, or weak:

a wan smile

(Definition of “wan” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"WAN" in Business English

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WANnoun [ C ]

uk /wæn/ us INTERNET, IT

abbreviation for Wide Area Network: a system for connecting computers in different areas of a country or the world:

High speed broadband has made real-time WAN communications possible.

(Definition of “WAN” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)