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meanings of dan


  1. Someone who has achieved a level of black belt.
  2. A small truck or sledge used in coal mines.
  3. Acronym of deadenylating nuclease, a protein that binds the 5' cap of mRNA and begins degradation in the 3' to 5' direction.
  4. A rank of black belt in martial arts.
  5. Acronym of Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons. (It is a scientific instrument of the Mars Science Laboratory onboard the Curiosity rover at Mars.).
  6. A title of respect: Sir, Master.
  7. Synonym of picul: a traditional unit of weight and mass.
  8. A title of honour similar to "master" or "father", used of historical and legendary figures of the past.


  1. A male given name from Hebrew & nickname, derived from the prophet Daniel.
  2. The fifth son of Jacob, whose mother was his wife's handmaid Bilhah and adopted by Rachel, who is the second wife of Jacob.
  3. A surname​.
  4. One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Dan.
  5. A river in Shaanxi.
  6. A male given name from Hebrew, derived from the son of Jacob.
  7. The Dan River, the principal tributary of the Jordan, named for the city.
  8. A former city occupied by the tribe.

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