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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Dan /ˈdæn/
 浮標,擔

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dan n.  A title of honor equivalent to master, or sir. [Obs.]
 Old Dan Geoffry, in gently spright
 The pure wellhead of poetry did dwell.   --Spenser.
    What time Dan Abraham left the Chaldee land.   --Thomson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dan, n.  Mining A small truck or sledge used in coal mines.
 

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Dan
    a judge. (1.) The fifth son of Jacob. His mother was Bilhah,
    Rachel's maid (Gen. 30:6, "God hath judged me", Heb. dananni).
    The blessing pronounced on him by his father was, "Dan shall
    judge his people" (49:16), probably in allusion to the judgeship
    of Samson, who was of the tribe of Dan.
      The tribe of Dan had their place in the march through the
    wilderness on the north side of the tabernacle (Num. 2:25, 31;
    10:25). It was the last of the tribes to receive a portion in
    the Land of Promise. Its position and extent are described in
    Josh. 19:40-48.
      The territory of Dan extended from the west of that of Ephraim
    and Benjamin to the sea. It was a small territory, but was very
    fertile. It included in it, among others, the cities of Lydda,
    Ekron, and Joppa, which formed its northern boundary. But this
    district was too limited. "Squeezed into the narrow strip
    between the mountains and the sea, its energies were great
    beyond its numbers." Being pressed by the Amorites and the
    Philistines, whom they were unable to conquer, they longed for a
    wider space. They accordingly sent out five spies from two of
    their towns, who went north to the sources of the Jordan, and
    brought back a favourable report regarding that region. "Arise,"
    they said, "be not slothful to go, and to possess the land," for
    it is "a place where there is no want of any thing that is in
    the earth" (Judg. 18:10). On receiving this report, 600 Danites
    girded on their weapons of war, and taking with them their wives
    and their children, marched to the foot of Hermon, and fought
    against Leshem, and took it from the Sidonians, and dwelt
    therein, and changed the name of the conquered town to Dan
    (Josh. 19:47). This new city of Dan became to them a new home,
    and was wont to be spoken of as the northern limit of Palestine,
    the length of which came to be denoted by the expression "from
    Dan to Beersheba", i.e., about 144 miles.
      "But like Lot under a similar temptation, they seem to have
    succumbed to the evil influences around them, and to have sunk
    down into a condition of semi-heathenism from which they never
    emerged. The mounds of ruins which mark the site of the city
    show that it covered a considerable extent of ground. But there
    remains no record of any noble deed wrought by the degenerate
    tribe. Their name disappears from the roll-book of the natural
    and the spiritual Israel.", Manning's Those Holy Fields.
      This old border city was originally called Laish. Its modern
    name is Tell el-Kady, "Hill of the Judge." It stands about four
    miles below Caesarea Philippi, in the midst of a region of
    surpassing richness and beauty.
      (2.) This name occurs in Ezek 27:19, Authorize Version; but
    the words there, "Dan also," should be simply, as in the Revised
    Version, "Vedan," an Arabian city, from which various kinds of
    merchandise were brought to Tyre. Some suppose it to have been
    the city of Aden in Arabia. (See MAHANEH-DAN.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Dan, judgment; he that judges