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Webster 1913 Edition


Sans


Sans

(sän; E. sănz)
,
p
rep.
[F., from L.
sine
without.]
Without; deprived or destitute of. Rarely used as an English word.
Sans fail.”
Chaucer.
Sans
teeth,
sans
eyes,
sans
taste,
sans
everything.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Sans

SANS

, pret. Without.

Definition 2022


sans

sans

See also: şans and såns

English

Preposition

sans

  1. without, lacking
    • 1590, William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, act v, scene 2 (First Folio ed.)
      Ber. [] And to begin Wench, ſo God helpe me law,
      My loue to thee is ſound, ſans cracke or flaw.
      Roſa. Sans, ſans, I pray you.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), page 766:
      Those with brooms started to sweep literally, at the feet of the crowd, driving it back into the side streets from which it had emerged to form this assembly – now riders sans steeds.
    • 1991, A. R. Morlan, The Amulet, page 212
      But regardless of when Wally had parked himself out in that backyard—sans coat or jacket—somehow, the old lady must have known where Wally would be before he drove out to the Isaacs trailer—or else she followed him out there from his house.
    • 2007 September 4, Natalie Angier, “A Supple Casing, Prone to Damage”, in New York Times:
      Skin needs ultraviolet radiation to begin the synthesis of vitamin D, but dermatologists say you can probably get the necessary electromagnetic input from a mere 20 minutes of sun exposure a week, as you go about your daily affairs, sunblocked and sans beach.

Synonyms

Translations

Adjective

sans (not comparable)

  1. (typography) short for sans serif.

Anagrams


Catalan

Noun

sans

  1. plural of san

French

Etymology

From Old French sans, senz sens, from Latin sine conflated with absentia in the sense "without". Near Cognates include Spanish sin, Portuguese sem, Italian senza, Catalan sens, sense.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɑ̃(z)/

Preposition

sans

  1. without

Middle French

Etymology

Old French senz.

Preposition

sans

  1. without

Descendants


Norman

Etymology

From Old French sans, senz, sens, from Latin sine conflated with absentia in the sense "without".

Preposition

sans

  1. (Jersey) without

Antonyms


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin sensus, via French sens

Noun

sans m (definite singular sansen, indefinite plural sanser, definite plural sansene)

  1. sense

Derived terms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin sensus, via French sens

Noun

sans m (definite singular sansen, indefinite plural sansar, definite plural sansane)

  1. sense

Derived terms

  • sanseleg

References