|1.||[ verb ] examine minutely or intensely|
"the surgeon scanned the X-ray"
|Related terms:||examine glass cat_scan|
|2.||[ verb ] examine hastily|
|Synonyms:||run_down rake glance_over skim|
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
|Related terms:||examine skim|
|3.||[ noun ] the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region|
"he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"
|4.||[ verb ] glance over or read superficially|
|5.||[ verb ] make a wide, sweeping search of|
"The beams scanned the night sky"
|6.||[ verb ] (verse) conform to a metrical pattern; of poetic verse|
|Related terms:||conform poetry|
|7.||[ noun ] an image produced by scanning|
"he analyzed the brain scan" "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
|8.||[ verb ] (verse) read metrically|
|Related terms:||declaim scansion|
|9.||[ verb ] move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image|
|Related terms:||move digital_scanner|
|10.||[ verb ] (computer science) obtain data from magnetic tapes|
"This dictionary can be read by the computer"
|Related terms:||interpret misread|