Adjective "van" definition and examples

(Van may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/van/

Definitions and examples

noun

A covered motor vehicle, typically without side windows, used for transporting goods or people.
  1. as modifier 'a van driver'
  2. 'The drivers of both the van and car were injured.'
  3. 'Security was such a concern that the seven defendants were taken to court in an armed convoy of armoured vans flanked by police motorcyclists.'
  4. 'An armed attack on an armoured security van carrying thousands in cash was foiled by undercover police.'
  5. 'A spokesperson said two robbers approached the driver of a security van that was transporting the cash, forced him to the ground and tied his hands.'
  6. 'Police are hunting the van driver and have appealed for witnesses.'
  7. 'Just as they reached the bus stop, a stolen police van pulled up.'
  8. 'As usual tens of riot police vans were waiting for them.'
  9. 'The 23-year-old, who has not been named by police, was driving a sports car which hit a van on the wrong side of the road.'
  10. 'Trading standards officers spoke to two men in a builder's van.'
  11. 'A team of nine scenes-of-crime officers were dispatched in a police van with blacked-out windows to search the couple's home last night.'
  12. 'This explains why Edwardian ladies had so much luggage, deposited in the baggage van by a team of railway porters.'
  13. 'Goods of little value were removed from the guard's van.'
  14. 'Here the diesel engine that shunts the little guard's van turns tail and pulls them home.'
  15. 'He knew of the caravan site, found two insecure unoccupied vans, slept there and took items of low value.'
  16. 'The caravan park was crammed with campers, vans and tents.'

noun

    More definitions

    1. the foremost or front division of an army, a fleet, or any group leading an advance or in position to lead an advance.

    2. those who are in the forefront of a movement or the like.

    3. the forefront in any movement, course of progress, or the like.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "interactions can be van."

    "conversions can be van."

    Origin

    (van)1920s: abbreviation.