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Pronunciation : Wan
Part of Speech : obs.
Definition : Defn: Won. Chaucer.

imp. of Win.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wan (
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [AS. wann, wonn, wan, won, dark, lurid, livid, perhaps originally, worn out by toil, from winnan to labor, strive. See Win.]
Definition : Defn: Having a pale or sickly hue; languid of look; pale; pallid. "Sad to view, his visage pale and wan." Spenser. My color . . . [is] wan and of a leaden hue. Chaucer. Why so pale and wan, fond lover Suckling. With the wan moon overhead. Longfellow.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wan
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: The quality of being wan; wanness. [R.] Tinged with wan from lack of sleep. Tennyson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wan
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To grow wan; to become pale or sickly in looks. "All his visage wanned." Shak. And ever he mutter'd and madden'd, and ever wann'd with despair. Tennyson.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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