from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- prep. Without.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- prep. Without, lacking.
- adj. short for sans serif.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- prep. Without; deprived or destitute of. Rarely used as an English word.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without: a French word which has existed long in English without becoming naturalized: now archaic or affected, except as used in heraldry: as, a dragon sans wings; an ear of corn sans stalk.
- n. An abbreviation of Sanskrit.
Middle English, from Old French, blend of Latin sine, without and absentiā, in the absence of, ablative of absentia, absence, from absēns, absent-, present participle of abesse, to be away; see absent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English sans, borrowed from Old French sans, sens, from Latin sine ("without") conflated with absēns ("absent, remote"). (Wiktionary)