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Scan meaning

scan - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. an image produced by scanning; " he analyzed the brain scan"; " you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
  2. 2. examine hastily; " She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
  3. 3. examine minutely or intensely; " the surgeon scanned the X- ray"
  4. 4. conform to a metrical pattern
  5. 5. To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To follow metrical rules: said of a verse.
  8. 8. Scanned.
  9. 9. Scanning.
  10. 10. To measure off the feet in a verse; observe attentively.

scan - examples of usage

  1. The vultures await the dissipation of these vapours before they ascend to the upper air, there to soar on outstretched wings and scan the earth for food.
  2. I was thinking of my happy youth, and how from the battlements of our princely castle in Lithuania I, with a telescope, would scan our broad domain; forty- nine villages I could count, and they all were situated on our lands.
  3. His features, naturally of an angular shape, had become so narrowed and sharpened by age as to leave scarce anything in front; and to get a view of his face it was necessary to step to one side, and scan it en profil.
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