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Definition of "fun" []

  • A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure. (noun)
  • Enjoyment; amusement: have fun at the beach. (noun)
  • Playful, often noisy, activity. (noun)
  • Informal To behave playfully; joke. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal Enjoyable; amusing: "You're a real fun guy” ( Margaret Truman). (adjective)

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 "fun" in a sentence
  • "[I use the term fun as a paradigmatic construct as defined by Erving Durkheim, Emile Goffman and Charles Bronson which means, in theoretic terms, the whole enchilada.]"
  • "Trying to use the term fun to mean only pattern-learning when most people also use it to mean kinesthetic and other sensation-dependent enjoyment is just going to confuse people."
  • "He gave what he called "fun facts" about the four generations of cellar masters who have harvested the product."