Dan

Dan is a name. It refers sometimes to the short form of the name Daniel. Dan, or the acronym DAN may refer to the following:

Persons
  • Dan (Bible), one of the sons of Jacob
  • Crown Prince Dan, prince of Yan in ancient China
  • Fyodor Dan, a Russian Marxist revolutionary
  • Nicușor Dan, a Romanian activist and mathematician
  • DJ Dan, an electronic music artist
Places
  • Gush Dan, metropolitan area in central Israel
  • Dan (ancient city), the biblical location also called Dan, and identified with Tel Dan
  • Dan, Israel, a Kibbutz in northern Israel
  • Dan River, a river in North Carolina and Virginia, USA
  • Dan River (Israel), a tributary of the Jordan River
  • Dan River (China), a tributary of the Han River in China
  • Dan, a subdistrict of Kap Choeng District, Thailand
Fictional characters
  • Dan Dare, a classic British science fiction comic hero
  • Desperate Dan, regular in The Dandy since 1937
  • Dan Hibiki, a character from the Street Fighter Alpha series.
  • Dan Moroboshi, the alter-ego of Ultra Seven from the 1967 namesake tokusatsu
Organizations
  • Dan-Air, a defunct airline in the United Kingdom
  • Dan Bus Company, a public transport company in Israel
  • Dan Hotels, a hotel chain in Israel
  • Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!), an organization concerned with autism
  • Dialogue Australasian Network, an educational organization
  • Direct Action Network, a confederation of anarchist and anti-authoritarian affinity groups, collectives, and organizations
  • Divers Alert Network, a non-profit organization for Scuba diving
Other
  • Dan, a 1914 film starring Lois Meredith
  • Dan (Chinese opera), a female role in Beijing opera
  • DAN (protein), a family of tgf beta signaling protein inhibitors
  • Dan (newspaper), a daily newspaper published in Montenegro
  • Dan language, a Mande language spoken primarily in Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia
  • Dan people, an ethnic group located in West Africa
  • Dan (rank) in Japanese, Chinese and Korean fine and martial arts and Go
  • Dorsal attention network, a sensory orienting system in the brain
  • Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons, a scientific instrument on board the Curiosity rover
  • Tribe of Dan, one of the Tribes of Israel

Famous quotes containing the word dan:

    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)

    There is a potential 4-6 percentage point net gain for the President [George Bush] by replacing Dan Quayle on the ticket with someone of neutral stature.
    Mary Matalin, U.S. Republican political advisor, author, and James Carville b. 1946, U.S. Democratic political advisor, author. All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, p. 205, Random House (1994)

    Narcotics have been systematically scapegoated and demonized. The idea that anyone can use drugs and escape a horrible fate is an anathema to these idiots. I predict that in the near future, right wingers will use drug hysteria as a pretext to set up an international police apparatus.
    Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Father Tom Murphy (William S. Burroughs)