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

5 senses of van

Sense 1
avant-garde, vanguard, van, new wave -- (any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts))
       => artistic movement, art movement -- (a group of artists who agree on general principles)

Sense 2
vanguard, van -- (the leading units moving at the head of an army)
       => army unit -- (a military unit that is part of an army)

Sense 3
van -- ((Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight)
       => car, railcar, railway car, railroad car -- (a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails")

Sense 4
van, caravan -- (a camper equipped with living quarters)
       => camper, camping bus, motor home -- (a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while traveling)

Sense 5
van -- (a truck with an enclosed cargo space)
       => truck, motortruck -- (an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling)

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