Synonyms for (noun) scan

Synonyms: scan

Definition: the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region

Usage: he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars

Similar words: examination, scrutiny

Definition: the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)


Synonyms: scan, CAT scan

Definition: an image produced by scanning

Usage: he analyzed the brain scan; you could see the tumor in the CAT scan

Similar words: picture, icon, ikon, image

Definition: a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface

Usage: they showed us the pictures of their wedding; a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them

Synonyms for (verb) scan

Synonyms: scan, read

Definition: obtain data from magnetic tapes

Usage: This dictionary can be read by the computer

Similar words: construe, see, interpret

Definition: make sense of; assign a meaning to

Usage: What message do you see in this letter?; How do you interpret his behavior?


Synonyms: scan

Definition: read metrically

Usage: scan verses

Similar words: declaim, recite

Definition: recite in elocution


Synonyms: scan

Definition: make a wide, sweeping search of

Usage: The beams scanned the night sky

Similar words: search

Definition: subject to a search

Usage: The police searched the suspect; We searched the whole house for the missing keys


Synonyms: scan

Definition: move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: glance over, rake, run down, scan, skim

Definition: examine hastily

Usage: She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

Similar words: see, examine

Definition: observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

Usage: The customs agent examined the baggage; I must see your passport before you can enter the country


Synonyms: scan

Definition: examine minutely or intensely

Usage: the surgeon scanned the X-ray

Similar words: see, examine

Definition: observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

Usage: The customs agent examined the baggage; I must see your passport before you can enter the country


Synonyms: scan

Definition: conform to a metrical pattern

Similar words: conform

Definition: be similar, be in line with