Dictionary Results for scan


1. scan - noun

· the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"

Hypernym(s): examination, scrutiny




2. scan - noun

· an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"

Synonym(s): CAT_scan

Hypernym(s): picture, image, icon, ikon




3. scan - verb

· examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"

Hypernym(s): examine, see




4. scan - verb

· examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

Synonym(s): skim, rake, glance_over, run_down

Hypernym(s): examine, see




5. scan - verb

· make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky"

Hypernym(s): search




6. scan - verb

· conform to a metrical pattern

Hypernym(s): conform




7. scan - verb

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

Hypernym(s): move, displace




8. scan - verb

· read metrically; "scan verses"

Hypernym(s): declaim, recite




9. scan - verb

· obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"

Synonym(s): read

Hypernym(s): interpret, construe, see





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