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Noun scan has 2 senses
  1. scan - the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region; "he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
    --1 is a kind of
    examination, scrutiny
    Derived forms: verb scan3, verb scan1
  2. scan, CAT scan - an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
    --2 is a kind of picture, image, icon, ikon
    Derived form: verb scan1
Verb scan has 7 senses
  1. scan - examine minutely or intensely; "the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
    --1 is one way to
    examine, see
    Derived forms: noun scan2, noun scan1
    Sample sentence:
    The customs agents scan the bags for drugs
  2. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down - examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
    --2 is one way to examine, see
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. scan - make a wide, sweeping search of; "The beams scanned the night sky"
    --3 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun scan1, noun scanner3, noun scanner4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. scan - conform to a metrical pattern
    --4 is one way to
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  5. scan - move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
    --5 is one way to
    move, displace
    Derived forms: noun scanner2, noun scanning1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. scan - read metrically; "scan verses"
    --6 is one way to
    declaim, recite
    Derived forms: noun scansion1, noun scanner1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. read, scan - obtain data from magnetic tapes; "This dictionary can be read by the computer"
    --7 is one way to interpret, construe, see
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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