A van is a kind of vehicle used for transporting goods or people.

In British English usage, it can be either specially designed or based on a saloon or sedan car, the latter type often including derivatives with open backs (such as pick-up trucks). There are vans in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the classic van version of the tiny Mini to much larger vehicles such as the Mercedes Sprinter, Ford E-Series, and Nissan commercial vehicles. Vans run up to about 4 tons and are classified as Light Duty Trucks (North America) or Light Commercial Vehicles (Europe). Similar larger vehicles are lorries (full sized trucks), and are not known as vans.

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Famous quotes containing the word van:

    Yes, it’s hard to write, but it’s harder not to.
    —Carl Van Doren (1885–1950)

    [W]ith them we’ll beat little Van, Van, Van is a used up man.
    State of Indiana, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    For him nor deep nor hill there is,
    But all’s one level plain he hunts for flowers.
    —Unknown. The Thousand and One Nights.

    AWP. Anthology of World Poetry, An. Mark Van Doren, ed. (Rev. and enl. Ed., 1936)