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Definitions of scan

  1. conform to a metrical pattern; of poetic verse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. glance over or read superficially Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. read metrically; "scan verses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. conform to a metrical pattern Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. To mount by steps; to go through with step by step. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To scrutinize. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To examine and divide, as a verse, into the metrical feet or syllables of which it is made up; to look closely at or into; examine carefully. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To follow metrical rules: said of a verse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Scanned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Scanning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To count the feet or measures in a verse: to examine carefully: to scrutinize:-pr.p. scanning; pa.t. and pa.p. scanned. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To measure off the feet in a verse; observe attentively. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To read metrically; conform to metrical rules. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To examine with critical care; to scrutinize; to count the feet in a verse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To examine with critical care; to critically examine poetry by counting the feet and telling of what kind they are. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. Specifically , to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically. dictgcide_fs
  24. To go over and examine point by point; to examine with care; to look closely at or into; to scrutinize. dictgcide_fs
  25. To examine quickly, from point to point, in search of something specific; as, to scan an article for mention of a particular person. dictgcide_fs
  26. To form an image or an electronic representation of, by passing a beam of light or electrons over, and detecting and recording the reflected or transmitted signal. dictgcide_fs
  27. skan, v.t. to count the feet in a verse: to examine carefully: to scrutinise.--v.i. to agree with the rules of metre:--pr.p. scan'ning; pa.t. and pa.p. scanned.--ns. SCAN'NING; SCAN'SION, act of counting the measures in a verse. [Fr. scander, to scan--L. scand[)e]re, scansum, to climb.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Test metre of (line &c.) by examining number& quantity of feet& syllables, read over with emphasis on rhythm; be metrically correct (line does not s.), admit of rhythmic reading (line will not s., scans smoothly, badly); look intently at all parts successively of (face, horizon, &c.). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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