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

 wan /ˈwɑn/
 (a.)蒼白的,無血色的,病態的,暗淡的(vt.)(vi.)(使)變蒼白廣域網 ;  ( WIDE AREA NETWORK 的縮寫,它不同于局域網絡,它以長距離連結為主)

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wan obs. imp. of Win. Won.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wan a.  Having a pale or sickly hue; languid of look; pale; pallid.  “Sad to view, his visage pale and wan.”
    My color . . . [is] wan and of a leaden hue.   --Chaucer.
    Why so pale and wan, fond lover?   --Suckling.
    With the wan moon overhead.   --Longfellow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wan, n. The quality of being wan; wanness.  [R.]
    Tinged with wan from lack of sleep.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wan v. i. To grow wan; to become pale or sickly in looks.  “All his visage wanned.”
    And ever he mutter'd and madden'd, and ever wann'd with despair.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Win v. t. [imp. & p. p. Won Obs. Wan p. pr. & vb. n. Winning.]
 1. To gain by superiority in competition or contest; to obtain by victory over competitors or rivals; as, to win the prize in a gate; to win money; to win a battle, or to win a country.  “This city for to win.” --Chaucer.  “Who thus shall Canaan win.”
 Thy well-breathed horse
 Impels the flying car, and wins the course.   --Dryden.
 2. To allure to kindness; to bring to compliance; to gain or obtain, as by solicitation or courtship.
    Thy virtue wan me; with virtue preserve me.   --Sir P. Sidney.
    She is a woman; therefore to be won.   --Shak.
 3. To gain over to one's side or party; to obtain the favor, friendship, or support of; to render friendly or approving; as, to win an enemy; to win a jury.
 4. To come to by toil or effort; to reach; to overtake.  [Archaic]
    Even in the porch he him did win.   --Spenser.
 And when the stony path began,
 By which the naked peak they wan,
 Up flew the snowy ptarmigan.   --Sir W. Scott.
 5. Mining To extract, as ore or coal.
 Syn: -- To gain; get; procure; earn.  See Gain.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or
             feeble; "the pale light of a half moon"; "a pale sun";
             "the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks
             fell in pale oblongs on the street"; "a pallid sky";
             "the pale (or wan) stars"; "the wan light of dawn"
             [syn: pale, pallid]
      2: abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or
         emotional distress; "the pallid face of the invalid"; "her
         wan face suddenly flushed" [syn: pale, pallid]
      3: lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or
         unhappiness; "a wan smile"
      n : a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local
          area network [syn: wide area network]
      v : become pale and sickly
      [also: wanning, wanned, wannest, wanner]