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Definition of "fan" []

  • A device for creating a current of air or a breeze, especially: (noun)
  • A machine using an electric motor to rotate thin, rigid vanes in order to move air, as for cooling. (noun)
  • A collapsible, usually wedge-shaped device made of a light material such as silk, paper, or plastic. (noun)
  • A machine for winnowing. (noun)
  • Something resembling an open fan in shape: a peacock's fan. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fan" in a sentence
  • "*gibz cweenmj survints tu rubbings hur feetz n fan hur wif oztrich fevurs fan*"
  • "I haven't seen it yet, and don't intend to, because altho' I was a - fan is too strong a word, I was a *fan* of Battle of the Planets and Starblazers and Voltron, but I watched and liked the series when it was running tho' I thought it rather simplistic and corny by comparison to the other shows I mention - I have heard so much that sounds depressing and Othering about it as a liberal woman, that I don't really need to spend any of my scanty budget on seeing CGI and explosions."
  • ""The whole word fan is short for fanatic," said Edward Hirt, professor of social psychology at Indiana University."