Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scan

2 senses of scan

Sense 1
scan -- (the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars")
       => examination, scrutiny -- (the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes))

Sense 2
scan, CAT scan -- (an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan")
       => picture, image, icon, ikon -- (a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scan

7 senses of scan

Sense 1
scan -- (examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray")
       => examine, see -- (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country")

Sense 2
scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down -- (examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi")
       => examine, see -- (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country")

Sense 3
scan -- (make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky")
       => search -- (subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys")

Sense 4
scan -- (conform to a metrical pattern)
       => conform -- (be similar, be in line with)

Sense 5
scan -- (move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image)
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 6
scan -- (read metrically; "scan verses")
       => declaim, recite -- (recite in elocution)

Sense 7
read, scan -- (obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer")
       => interpret, construe, see -- (make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?")

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