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dan  (dän, dan),USA pronunciation n. [Martial Arts.]
  1. Sporta degree of expertise in karate, judo, tae kwon do, etc., usually signified by the wearing of a cloth belt of a particular color;
    level:a sixth-degree dan.
  • Middle Chinese, equivalent. to Chinese duàn step, grade
  • Japanese
  • 1940–45

Dan  (dan),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Biblea son of Jacob and Bilhah. Gen. 30:6.
  2. Bibleone of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
  3. Bible, Place Namesthe northernmost city of ancient Palestine.
  4. Bible, Idiomsfrom Dan to Beersheba, from one outermost extreme or limit to the other. Judges 20:1.
  5. a male given name, form of  Daniel. 

Dan  (dan),USA pronunciation n. [Archaic.]
  1. a title of honor equivalent to master or sir: Dan Chaucer.
  • Medieval Latin domnus, contraction of Latin dominus lord, master
  • Old French danz
  • Middle English 1275–1325

Dan., 
  1. BibleDaniel (def. 1).
  2. Language VarietiesAlso,  Dan   Danish.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

dan /dæn/ n
  1. any one of the 10 black-belt grades of proficiency
  2. a competitor entitled to dan grading
Etymology: Japanese



Dan /dæn/ n
  1. the fourth son of Jacob (Genesis 30:1–6)
  2. the tribe descended from him
  3. a city in the northern territory of Canaan



Dan. abbreviation for
  1. Daniel
  2. Danish



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