What is van?

  • (noun): Any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts).
    Synonyms: avant-garde, vanguard, new wave
    See also — Additional definitions below

Van

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

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Van Gogh Museum - History
... Upon Vincent van Gogh's death in 1890, his work not sold fell into the possession of his brother Theo ... after Vincent, leaving the work in the possession of his widow, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger ... The collection was inherited by her son Vincent Willem van Gogh in 1925, eventually loaned to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam where it displayed for many years, and was transferred to the state-i ...
Van Eyck
... Van Eyck (or van Eyck), also Van Eijk (or van Eijk) is a Dutch surname meaning "of Eyck" or "of Eijk" (literal translation "of the Oak tree") ...
Van, Texas - Education
... The City of Van is served by the Van Independent School District and home to the Van High School Vandals ...
Obdam - Chronology
... 1503 - The van Duvenvoorde family becomes the Lordship of the town. 1610 - Birth of Jacob, Baron van Wassenaer, Lord of Obdam Son of Jacob van Duvenvoorde van Wassenaer 1620 - Jacob van Duvenvoorde starts using the van Wassenaer family name and becomes Jacob van Duvenvoorde van ... Jacob, Baron van Wassenaer, Lord of Obdam by Abraham Evertsz ...
Famous Inhabitants of Ommen
... Albertus van Raalte (1811–1876), preacher and founder of Holland, Michigan August Pieter van Groeningen (1866–1894), writer Johanna van Buren (1881–1981), poet C.J.E ...

More definitions of "van":

  • (noun): The leading units moving at the head of an army.
    Synonyms: vanguard
  • (noun): A truck with an enclosed cargo space.
  • (noun): A camper equipped with living quarters.
    Synonyms: caravan

Famous quotes containing the word van:

    The lore of our fathers is a fabric of sentences.... It is a pale gray lore, black with fact and white with convention. But I have found no substantial reasons for concluding that there are any quite black threads in it, or any white ones.
    —Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

    Upon entering my vein, the drug would start a warm edge that would surge along until the brain consumed it in a gentle explosion. It began in the back of the neck and rose rapidly until I felt such pleasure that the world sympathizing took on a soft, lofty appeal.
    —Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon)

    The legend of Felix is ended, the toiling of Felix is done;
    The Master has paid him his wages, the goal of his journey is won;
    He rests, but he never is idle; a thousand years pass like a day,
    In the glad surprise of Paradise where work is sweeter than play.
    —Henry Van Dyke (1852–1933)