Definition of scan

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • scan is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • scan is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • scan is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 8

Definition of scan


  • examine hastily (verb)

    Examples

    1. She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

    Synonyms

    1. glance over
    2. rake
    3. run down
    4. skim
  • obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. read
  • an image produced by scanning (noun)

    Examples

    1. he analyzed the brain scan
    2. you could see the tumor in the CAT scan

    Synonyms

    1. cat scan
  • conform to a metrical pattern (verb)
  • examine minutely or intensely (verb)

    Examples

    1. the surgeon scanned the X-ray
  • make a wide, sweeping search of (verb)

    Examples

    1. The beams scanned the night sky
  • move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image (verb)
  • read metrically (verb)

    Examples

    1. scan verses
  • the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region (noun)

    Examples

    1. he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars

See definition of scan in Merriam Webster

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