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(noun, verb)


There are 9 meanings of the word Scan.

How to pronounce scan:


Scan - as a noun

The act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region

Example: "He made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"

An image produced by scanning

Example: "He analyzed the brain scan"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
cat scan

Scan - as a verb

Examine minutely or intensely

Example: "The surgeon scanned the x-ray"

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Examine hastily

Example: "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
glance overrake8skim10

Make a wide, sweeping search of

Example: "The beams scanned the night sky"

Conform to a metrical pattern

Move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image

Read metrically

Example: "Scan verses"

Obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources

Example: "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Example Sentences

"Please scan your boarding pass before entering the plane."
"The doctor used a scanner to scan my injured leg."
"I need to scan this document and send it via email."
"Could you please scan this barcode and tell me the price?"
"They used a metal detector to scan the beach for hidden treasures."
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Word Game Points

Is SCAN a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, scan is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

SCAN has a SCRABBLE points total of 6.

Is SCAN a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, scan is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
SCAN has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 8.

Is SCAN a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, scan is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
SCAN has a WORDFEUD points total of 7.

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