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a title of honor equivalent to master, or sir. Old dan Geoffry, in gently spright The pure wellhead of poetry did dwell. (Spenser) What time dan Abraham left the Chaldee land. (Thomson)
Origin: oe. Dan, danz, OF. Danz (prop. Only nom), dan, master, fr. L. Dominus. See dame.
(Science: chemical) a small truck or sledge used in coal mines.
Origin: Etymol. Uncertain.