nan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nan leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop
    • n Nan a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya
    • n nan the mother of your father or mother
    • n nan your grandmother
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • interj Nan Anan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nan A Middle English form of none.
    • n nan A small earthen jar.
    • nan Same as anan.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For anan,

Usage

In literature:

Nan and I have been busy up there all morning getting it ready for the girls.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
Chiang Nan's a hundred li, yet in a moment's space I've flown away to Chiang Nan and touched a dreaming face.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
And then there was Katie, who was eleven, and Nan, nine.
"Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880" by Various
Mr. Harvey's Housekeeper, and Nan's Examination-Day, 403.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
Nan will be frightened about me.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Helen Jackson
Some weeks before he had met Nan Kilfillan.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
He doesn't know yet, Nan.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Oustri-Nan rugs, 66; spelling, 167,173.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
He loved Nan, and Nan did not love him.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
You must give Nan leave to cut a lock of your hair for me, too.
"A Letter Book" by George Saintsbury
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In poetry:

What trees grow on the Chung-nan hill?
The white fir and the plum.
In fur of fox, 'neath 'broidered robe,
Thither our prince is come.
His face glows with vermilion hue.
O may he prove a ruler true!
"In Praise Of A Ruler Of Ts'in" by Confucius
THE breeze blows out from the land and it seeks the sea,
O and O! that my sail were set and away--
Fast and free on its wings would my sailing be
To the west: to the Tir Nan Og, where the blessed stay!
"Tir Nan Og" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
O! Say, lovely Nan! can you lie in a hammock?
When the mountain-waves rage, can you swing in a hammock?
As the winds roar aloft, and rude billows dash o'er us,
Can my Nancy sleep soundly amid the wild chorus?
"Jack And Nancy. A Sea Song" by Hector MacNeill
But say my sweet Nan! when the tempest's all smashing!
The top-sails all split, and the top-masts down crashing!
When all hands spring aloft, and no lover to cheer her,
Will my Nancy not shrink when such dangers are near her?
"Jack And Nancy. A Sea Song" by Hector MacNeill
And in that way the little Bo-Peep,
The first she knew, had lost her sheep!
To the top of the nearest knoll she ran,
The better to look the pasture over;
She shaded her face, and called, "Nan! Nan!"
But none of them could discover.
"Little Bo-Beep" by Clara Doty Bates
There wuz Flash Liz, an' me, an' Ginger Mick.
An' Mother Gumphy frum the corner store.
An' Bill the Rabbit-o, an' Dirty Dick,
An' Nan the Nark, an' 'arf a dozzing more.
But strike! It seemed the comp'ny didn't soot!
'E wouldn't play the flute.
"The Disagreeable Musician" by C J Dennis

In news:

Nan Jombang, established in Sumatra in 1983, began a national tour of the United States at Dance Place.
Nan Gray Weekends Exhibit.
Congressional Corner with Nan Hayworth.
The new website of Real Estate Agent Nan McLendon was launched this week at www.
Gardening Tips With Nan Sterman.
Nan will take all your gardening questions today immediately following her appearance on Midday Edition, beginning at 1pm.
John Finnegan, Nan Merriman, Sidney Reznick.
Nan shartel, July 5, 2012.
NAN YA PLASTICS said unconsolidated sales in June rose 24.55% to NT$14,556,326,000 from NT$11,686,993,000, according to a statement filed to the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
Politics / News Barber Reax: Nan Stockholm Walden Declines To Run for Congress.
Nan Stockholm Walden has called her Congressional District 2 race following Ron Barber's announcement that he would seek the office in the fall.
From Don and Nan Archer.
Nan Pollock, 88, died Feb 15, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Nan Sweeney Duvall, 52, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, Jan 14, 2012.
Nan Kennard Never Runs on Sundays.
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In science:

Its effect on q -expansions is Pn an qn 7→ Pn nan qn .
On the theta operator for modular forms modulo prime powers
Recall that nan = dn , where dn ∈ ω (log n) and dn ∈ o(n).
On Connectivity Thresholds in Superposition of Random Key Graphs on Random Geometric Graphs
Since every circle has only two nAµn vertices containing momentum and one nαn vertex, the contribution of diagram (5b) is independent of orientation of arrows and will not change if arrows are reversed in one of two circles.
Comment on the ``$\theta$-term renormalization in the (2+1)-dimensional $CP^{N-1}$ model with $\theta$ term''
It can be shown that the theorem is also valid in the case when matrices An and Bn in (4.1) are also random, but independent of Un and Vn and NAn and NBn converge weakly in probability to the nonrandom NA and NB .
A Simple Approach to Global Regime of the Random Matrix Theory
Multi-frequency VLBI studies of a number of quasars have revealed the presence of non-uniform rotation-measure distributions on parsec scales in some sources (Taylor 1998, 2000; Nan et al. 1999).
Analysis of 6cm VLBI polarization observations of a complete sample of northern BL Lacertae Objects
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