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fan 1

 (făn)
n.
1. A device for creating a current of air or a breeze, especially:
a. A machine using an electric motor to rotate thin, rigid vanes in order to move air, as for cooling.
b. A collapsible, usually wedge-shaped device made of a light material such as silk, paper, or plastic.
2. A machine for winnowing.
3. Something resembling an open fan in shape: a peacock's fan.
v. fanned, fan·ning, fans
v.tr.
1. To move or cause a current of (air) with or as if with a fan.
2. To direct a current of air or a breeze upon, especially in order to cool: fan one's face.
3. To stir (something) up by or as if by fanning: fanned the flames in the fireplace; a troublemaker who fanned resentment among the staff.
4. To open (something) out into the shape of a fan: The bird fanned its colorful tail.
5.
a. To fire (an automatic gun) in a continuous sweep by keeping one's finger on the trigger.
b. To fire (a nonautomatic gun) rapidly by chopping the hammer with the palm.
6. To winnow.
7. Baseball To strike out (a batter).
v.intr.
1. To spread out like a fan: The troops fanned out from the beachhead.
2. Baseball To strike out.

[Middle English, winnowing fan, from Old English fann, from Latin vannus; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]

fan 2

 (făn)
n.
An ardent devotee; an enthusiast.

[Short for fanatic.]

fan

(fæn)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. 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
b. a machine that rotates such a device
2. any of various hand-agitated devices for cooling oneself, esp a collapsible semicircular series of flat segments of paper, ivory, etc
3. something shaped like such a fan, such as the tail of certain birds
4. (Agriculture) agriculture
a. a kind of basket formerly used for winnowing grain
b. a machine equipped with a fan for winnowing or cleaning grain
vb (mainly tr) , fans, fanning or fanned
5. to cause a current of air, esp cool air, to blow upon, as by means of a fan: to fan one's face.
6. to agitate or move (air, smoke, etc) with or as if with a fan
7. to make fiercer, more ardent, etc: fan one's passion.
8. (often foll by: out) to spread out or cause to spread out in the shape of a fan
9. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. to fire (an automatic gun) continuously by keeping the trigger depressed
b. to fire (a nonautomatic gun) several times by repeatedly chopping back the hammer with the palm
10. (Agriculture) to winnow (grain) by blowing the chaff away from it
[Old English fann, from Latin vannus]
ˈfanlike adj
ˈfanner n

fan

(fæn)
n
1. an ardent admirer of a pop star, film actor, football team, etc
2. a devotee of a sport, hobby, etc
[C17, re-formed C19: from fan(atic)]

fan1

(fæn)

n., v. fanned, fan•ning. n.
1. a device for producing a current of air by the movement of one or more broad surfaces.
2. an implement of feathers, leaves, paper, etc., often in the shape of a triangle or a semicircle, for waving lightly in the hand to create a cooling current of air about the body.
3. anything resembling such an implement, as the tail of a bird.
4. any of various electrical or mechanical devices consisting of vanes radiating from a central hub that revolves, producing a current of air.
5. a series of revolving blades supplying air for winnowing or cleaning grain.
v.t.
6. to move or agitate (the air) with or as if with a fan.
7. to cause air to blow upon, as from a fan; cool or refresh with or as if with a fan.
8. to stir to activity; incite: to fan emotions.
9. to blow upon: A cool breeze fanned the shore.
10. to spread out like a fan.
11. (of a baseball pitcher) to strike out (a batter).
v.i.
12. to strike, swing, or brush lightly at something.
13. to spread out like a fan: The forest fire fanned out in all directions.
14. (of a baseball batter) to strike out.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English fann < Latin vannus winnowing basket]
fan′like`, adj.
fan′ner, n.

fan2

(fæn)

n.
an enthusiastic devotee or admirer of a sport, pastime, celebrity, etc.; enthusiast.
[1885–90, Amer.; short for fanatic]

Fan

(fæn, fɑn)

n., pl. Fans, (esp. collectively) Fan.
(esp. formerly) Fang.

fan


Past participle: fanned
Gerund: fanning

Imperative
fan
fan
Present
I fan
you fan
he/she/it fans
we fan
you fan
they fan
Preterite
I fanned
you fanned
he/she/it fanned
we fanned
you fanned
they fanned
Present Continuous
I am fanning
you are fanning
he/she/it is fanning
we are fanning
you are fanning
they are fanning
Present Perfect
I have fanned
you have fanned
he/she/it has fanned
we have fanned
you have fanned
they have fanned
Past Continuous
I was fanning
you were fanning
he/she/it was fanning
we were fanning
you were fanning
they were fanning
Past Perfect
I had fanned
you had fanned
he/she/it had fanned
we had fanned
you had fanned
they had fanned
Future
I will fan
you will fan
he/she/it will fan
we will fan
you will fan
they will fan
Future Perfect
I will have fanned
you will have fanned
he/she/it will have fanned
we will have fanned
you will have fanned
they will have fanned
Future Continuous
I will be fanning
you will be fanning
he/she/it will be fanning
we will be fanning
you will be fanning
they will be fanning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fanning
you have been fanning
he/she/it has been fanning
we have been fanning
you have been fanning
they have been fanning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fanning
you will have been fanning
he/she/it will have been fanning
we will have been fanning
you will have been fanning
they will have been fanning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fanning
you had been fanning
he/she/it had been fanning
we had been fanning
you had been fanning
they had been fanning
Conditional
I would fan
you would fan
he/she/it would fan
we would fan
you would fan
they would fan
Past Conditional
I would have fanned
you would have fanned
he/she/it would have fanned
we would have fanned
you would have fanned
they would have fanned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fan - a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfacesfan - a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
cooling system, engine cooling system - equipment in a motor vehicle that cools the engine
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
electric fan, blower - a fan run by an electric motor
exhaust fan - a fan that moves air out of an enclosure
punkah - a large fan consisting of a frame covered with canvas that is suspended from the ceiling; used in India for circulating air in a room
2.fan - an enthusiastic devotee of sportsfan - an enthusiastic devotee of sports  
aficionado - a fan of bull fighting
enthusiast, partizan, partisan - an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
railbird - a fan of racing who watches races from the outer rail of the track
3.fan - an ardent follower and admirerfan - an ardent follower and admirer  
followers, following - a group of followers or enthusiasts
aerophile - a lover of aviation
aficionado - a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
amorist - one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
bacchanal, bacchant - a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
groupie - an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)
metalhead - a fan of heavy metal music
Verb1.fan - strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
strike out - put out or be put out by a strikeout; "Oral struck out three batters to close the inning"
2.fan - make (an emotion) fiercer; "fan hatred"
compound, deepen, intensify, heighten - make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
3.fan - agitate the air
winnow - blow on; "The wind was winnowing her hair"; "the wind winnowed the grass"
shake, agitate - move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
4.fan - separate the chaff from by using air currents; "She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field"
sift, sieve, strain - separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"

fan

1
noun
1. blower, ventilator, air conditioner, vane, punkah (in India), blade, propeller He cools himself with an electric fan.
verb
1. blow, cool, refresh, air-condition, ventilate, air-cool, winnow (rare) She fanned herself with a piece of cardboard.
fan out spread out, spread, lay out, disperse, unfurl, open out, space out The main body of troops fanned out to the west.

fan

2
noun supporter, lover, follower, enthusiast, addict, freak (informal), admirer, buff (informal), devotee, fiend (informal), fan club (informal), adherent, zealot, groupie (slang), aficionado, rooter (U.S.) As a boy he was a Manchester United fan.

fan 1

verb
To move or arrange so as to cover a larger area.Also used with out:

fan 2

noun
1. Informal. One who ardently admires:
2. Informal. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity:
Informal: buff, fiend.
Slang: freak, nut.
Translations
مِرْوَحَهمِرْوَحَه كهرُبائِيَّهمُعْجَبمُعْجَب، مُتَحَمِّس، نَصيريَزيدُ اللهيب بِواسِطَة المِرْوَحَه
fanoušekvějířvětrákmilovníkovívat
fantilhængerventilatorvifteentusiast
tuuletintuulettaaviuhkafanihajota
מאווררמניפה
ljubitelj
szurkoló
devotofanfanatico
blævængurviftablása á; magnakæla meî blævæng/viftuaîdáandi
扇風機せんぷうきファン扇子
선풍기
vēdeklisventilatorsvēdinātcienītāja-cienītājs
ovievať sarozdúchavaťvejárvetrák
pahljačaprivrženecventilator
lepeza
fläktfläktasolfjäderfan
พัดลม
hayrankörüklemekserinletmektaraftarvantilatör
người hâm mộ

fan

1 [fæn]
A. Nabanico m (Agr) → aventador m; (= machine) → ventilador m
electric fanventilador m eléctrico
when the shit hits the fancuando se arme la gorda
B. VT [+ face, person] → abanicar; (mechanically) → ventilar (Agr) → aventar; [+ flames] → atizar, avivar (fig) → avivar, excitar
to fan o.sabanicarse, darse aire
C. CPD fan belt N (in motor) → correa f del ventilador
fan heater N (Brit) → calentador m de aire, estufa f eléctrica (de aire caliente)
fan vaulting N (Archit) → bóveda f de abanico
fan out
A. VT + ADV [+ cards etc] → ordenar en abanico
B. VI + ADV (Mil etc) → desplegarse en abanico, avanzar en abanico

fan

2 [fæn]
A. N (gen) → aficionado/a m/f (Sport) → hincha mf, forofo/a m/f (Sp), adicto/a m/f (LAm); [of pop star, etc] → fan mf, admirador(a) m/f
the fansla afición
I am not one of his fansno soy de sus admiradores, yo no soy de los que lo admiran
B. CPD fan club Nclub m de admiradores (Mus) → club m de fans
fan mail Ncorrespondencia f de los admiradores

fan

[ˈfæn]
n
(= follower, supporter, enthusiast) [person] → admirateur/trice m/f; [actor] → fan mf; [pastime] → passionné(e) m/f; [sports team] → supporter m
to be a fan of [person] → être un(e) admirateur/trice de qn; [actor, singer, band] → être un(e) fan de; [pastime] → être un(e) passionné(e) de; [team, sport] → être un supporter de
I'm a fan of Take That → Je suis une fan de Take That.
football fans → les supporters mpl de football
Liverpool fans → les supporters mpl de Liverpool fan base, fan club, fan mail, fan site
(for keeping cool, electric)ventilateur m; (folding)éventail m
vt
[+ person] → éventer
to fan o.s. → s'éventer
[+ fire] → attiser
[+ fear, hatred, unrest] → attiser; [+ quarrel] → attiser
fan out
vi [people, soldiers] → se déployerfan-assisted oven fan oven nfour m à chaleur tournante

fan

:
fan heater
nHeizlüfter m
fanlight
nOberlicht nt
fan mail
nVerehrerpost f

fan

:
fan tracery
nfächerförmiges Maßwerk
fan vaulting
nFächergewölbe nt

fan

1
n
(hand-held) → Fächer m; (mechanical: = extractor fan, Aut: to cool engine) → Ventilator m; then the shit will really hit the fan (sl)dann ist die Kacke echt am Dampfen (sl)
(of peacock, fig) → Fächer m; to spread something out in a fanetw fächerförmig ausbreiten
vt
(wind)umwehen; (person)fächeln (+dat); to fan somebody/oneselfjdm/sich (Luft) zufächeln; to fan the embersdie Glut anfachen; to fan the flames (lit)das Feuer anfachen; (fig)Öl ins Feuer gießen; to fan the flames of resentment/violenceden Groll/die Gewalt schüren
cardsfächerförmig ausbreiten; the peacock fanned its tailder Pfau schlug ein Rad

fan

2
n (= supporter)Fan m, → Anhänger(in) m(f); I’m quite a fan of yoursich bin ein richtiger Verehrer von Ihnen

fan

1 [fæn]
1. nventaglio; (machine) → ventilatore m
2. vt (face, person) → fare aria a, fare vento a; (fire) → alimentare
to fan the flames (fig) → soffiare sul fuoco
fan out vi + advspargersi (a ventaglio)

fan

2 [fæn] n (gen) → fan m/f inv, ammiratore/trice (Sport) → tifoso/a, fan m/f inv
he's a jazz fan → è un patito del jazz

fan1

(fӕn) noun
1. a flat instrument held in the hand and waved to direct a current of air across the face in hot weather. Ladies used to carry fans to keep themselves cool.
2. a mechanical instrument causing a current of air. He has had a fan fitted in the kitchen for extracting smells.
verbpast tense, past participle fanned
1. to cool (as if) with a fan. She sat in the corner, fanning herself.
2. to increase or strengthen (a fire) by directing air towards it with a fan etc. They fanned the fire until it burst into flames.

fan2

(fӕn) noun
an enthusiastic admirer of a sport, hobby or well-known person. I'm a great fan of his; football fans; (also adjective) fan mail/letters (= letters etc sent by admirers).

fan

مُعْجَب fanoušek fan Ventilator ανεμιστήρας admirador, fan tuuletin amateur ljubitelj ventilatore 扇風機 선풍기 fan vifte wentylator , ventoinha поклонник fläkt พัดลม vantilatör người hâm mộ
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Amy held her tongue, but used her eyes, and saw Meg slip a fan into her pocket.
After all the others had gathered round the card-tables and young Duval had been warned by Prudence, Marguerite descended the staircase with Varville; such a cloak, such a fan, such jewels--and her face
Pontellier reached over for a palm-leaf fan that lay on the porch and began to fan herself, while Robert sent between his lips light puffs from his cigarette.
In all their variety of occupation,--the cobbler, the blacksmith, the soldier, the lady with her fan, the toper with his bottle, the milkmaid sitting by her, cow--this fortunate little society might truly be said to enjoy a harmonious existence, and to make life literally a dance.
The most direful blow from the elephant's trunk were as the playful tap of a fan, compared with the measureless crush and crash of the sperm whale's ponderous flukes, which in repeated instances have one after the other hurled entire boats with all their oars and crews into the air, very much as an Indian juggler tosses his balls.
They would have no nails,--they had worn them off pulling hides; their knuckles were swollen so that their fingers spread out like a fan.
It got to be pitch dark, at last, and the multitude groaned with horror to feel the cold uncanny night breezes fan through the place and see the stars come out and twinkle in the sky.
Very well, I took an American young lady to one of the fine balls in Baden-Baden, one night, and at the entrance-door upstairs we were halted by an official--something about Miss Jones's dress was not according to rule; I don't remember what it was, now; something was wanting--her back hair, or a shawl, or a fan, or a shovel, or something.
Tom drew an hour-glass with a full moon and straw limbs to it and armed the spreading fingers with a portentous fan.
I'm going to have a white satin with a pink sash, pink stockings, bronze slippers, and a spangled fan.
The fan of course stopped; every one had his own work to do; and no one could do the work of the other, and have his own go on at the same time.
Lecount took a large green paper fan from the chimney-piece, and seated herself opposite her master.