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Meaning of word scan from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

scan   noun

Meaning : The act of scanning. Systematic examination of a prescribed region.

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

Meaning : An image produced by scanning.

Example : He analyzed the brain scan.
You could see the tumor in the CAT scan.

Synonyms : cat scan

scan   verb

Meaning : Examine minutely or intensely.

Example : The surgeon scanned the X-ray.

Meaning : Examine hastily.

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

Synonyms : glance over, rake, run down, skim

Meaning : Make a wide, sweeping search of.

Example : The beams scanned the night sky.

Meaning : Conform to a metrical pattern.

Meaning : Move a light beam over. In electronics, to reproduce an image.

Meaning : Read metrically.

Example : Scan verses.

Meaning : Obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources.

Example : This dictionary can be read by the computer.

Synonyms : read