In German, von is a preposition which approximately means 'of' or 'from'.

When it is used as a part of a German family name, it can indicate a member of the nobility, like the French, and Portuguese "de". At certain times and places, it has been illegal for anyone who was not a member of the nobility to use von before their family name. However, in the Middle Ages the "von" particle was still a common part of names and was widely used also by commoners.

See also van
"Hans von Duisburg" meant Hans from (the city of) Duisburg.
by Kagebil January 05, 2009
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1:A guy who understands a girls feelings more so than her own. He can make anyone laugh and brighten someone's day by the smallest things. He is usually characterized by artistic abilities, being a nerd, and is incredibly smart. A Von is the best guy to talk to because he will listen. Be careful when you meet a Von because he might steal your heart (for girls only).

2:the epitomy of Prince Charming
That guy just drew a master piece while listening to me talk about my feelings, he must be a Von.
by Azotter November 15, 2013
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A store where their meat department enlarges your penis. They want to put their meat in your mouth
I go to vons because it enlarges my penis.
by TEH j00 October 04, 2003
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whatever u want it to mean. basically, its some random made up word that's wickid cool...spread the von:)
note:looks especially cool when used with a smiley ex: von:)
von it,von you,von me,von us,von :)
by kati March 03, 2005
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