- 1a covered vehicle with no side windows in its back half, usually smaller than a truck, used for carrying goods a moving van a police van (= for carrying police officers or prisoners) a delivery van a van driver
- 2a covered vehicle with side windows, smaller than a bus, that can carry about twelve passengers Idioms
nounjump to other results
at the front or in the leading position These artists felt themselves in the van of the movement, true pioneers.
in the van (formal)jump to other results