Definition of "fans" []

  • Any device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or number of surfaces, esp a rotating device consisting of a number of blades attached to a central hub (noun)
  • A machine that rotates such a device (noun)
  • Any of various hand-agitated devices for cooling oneself, esp a collapsible semicircular series of flat segments of paper, ivory, etc (noun)
  • Something shaped like such a fan, such as the tail of certain birds (noun)
  • A kind of basket formerly used for winnowing grain (noun)
  • A machine equipped with a fan for winnowing or cleaning grain (noun)
  • To cause a current of air, esp cool air, to blow upon, as by means of a fan (verb)
  • To agitate or move (air, smoke, etc) with or as if with a fan (verb)
  • To make fiercer, more ardent, etc (verb)
  • To spread out or cause to spread out in the shape of a fan (verb)
  • To fire (an automatic gun) continuously by keeping the trigger depressed (verb)
  • To fire (a nonautomatic gun) several times by repeatedly chopping back the hammer with the palm (verb)
  • To winnow (grain) by blowing the chaff away from it (verb)
  • Plural form of fan. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fan. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "fans" in a sentence
  • "They\'ll focus on Pedro\'s history of baiting Yankee fans, of Yankee fans\ 'own chants of \ "Who\'s Your Daddy, \" and of Pedro\'s mixed track record at Yankee Stadium."
  • "There are fans, and then there are * fans*, and I don't fit either of those categories; I'm more an admirer."
  • "It exposes the machinations famous people use to profit off what they call their "fans" aka "consumers.""