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fun

 (fŭn)
n.
1. Enjoyment; amusement: We had fun at the beach.
2. A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure: Was the party fun?
v. funned, fun·ning, funs Informal
v.intr.
To speak or act facetiously; joke or fool.
v.tr.
To tease or speak playfully to.
adj. Informal
Enjoyable; amusing: "You're a real fun guy" (Margaret Truman).
Idiom:
for/in fun
As a joke; playfully.

[Possibly from fon, to make a fool of, from Middle English fonnen, to fool, possibly from fonne, fool.]
Usage Note: The use of fun as an attributive adjective, as in a fun time, a fun place, probably originated in a playful reanalysis of the use of the word in sentences such as It is fun to ski, where fun has the syntactic function of adjectives such as amusing or enjoyable. The usage has become widespread and must be considered standard, though writers may want to avoid it in more formal contexts. The inflection of the adjective (as funner, funnest) is another matter, however. Although this practice goes back to the 1950s, the inflected forms are almost never used in edited prose aside from direct quotations, usually of children.

fun

(fʌn)
n
1. a source of enjoyment, amusement, diversion, etc
2. pleasure, gaiety, or merriment
3. jest or sport (esp in the phrases in or for fun)
4. fun and games facetious ironic amusement; frivolous activity
5. like fun informal
a. (adverb) quickly; vigorously
b. (interjection) not at all! certainly not!
6. make fun of poke fun at to ridicule or deride
7. (modifier) full of amusement, diversion, gaiety, etc: a fun sport.
vb, funs, funning or funned
(intr) informal to act in a joking or sporting manner
[C17: perhaps from obsolete fon to make a fool of; see fond1]

fun

(fʌn)

n., v. funned, fun•ning, n.
1. something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun.
2. enjoyment or playfulness: She's full of fun.
v.i., v.t.
3. Informal. to joke; kid.
adj.
4. Informal. providing pleasure or amusement; enjoyable: a fun thing to do; really a fun person.
Idioms:
1. for or in fun, as a joke; not seriously; playfully.
2. like fun, Informal. certainly not; by no means: Pay you double? Like fun!
3. make fun of, to make the object of ridicule; deride.
[1675–85; dial. variant of obsolete fon]

fun

funny
1. 'fun'

If something is fun, it is pleasant, enjoyable, and not serious.

It's fun working for him.

If you have fun, you enjoy yourself.

We had great fun at the party.
She wanted a bit more fun out of life.

Be Careful!
Fun is an uncountable noun. Don't say that someone 'has funs' or 'has a great fun'.

If you want to say that something is very enjoyable, you can say that it is great fun or a lot of fun.

The game was great fun.

In conversation and informal writing, you can use fun as an adjective. Don't use fun in this way in formal writing.

It was a fun evening.
She's a really fun person to be around.
2. 'funny'

If something is funny, it is amusing and makes you smile or laugh.

She told funny stories.
Wayne could be very funny when he wanted to.

You can also say that something is funny when it is strange, surprising, or puzzling.

The funny thing is, we went to Arthur's house just yesterday.
Have you noticed anything funny about this plane?

fun


Past participle: funned
Gerund: funning

Imperative
fun
fun
Present
I fun
you fun
he/she/it funs
we fun
you fun
they fun
Preterite
I funned
you funned
he/she/it funned
we funned
you funned
they funned
Present Continuous
I am funning
you are funning
he/she/it is funning
we are funning
you are funning
they are funning
Present Perfect
I have funned
you have funned
he/she/it has funned
we have funned
you have funned
they have funned
Past Continuous
I was funning
you were funning
he/she/it was funning
we were funning
you were funning
they were funning
Past Perfect
I had funned
you had funned
he/she/it had funned
we had funned
you had funned
they had funned
Future
I will fun
you will fun
he/she/it will fun
we will fun
you will fun
they will fun
Future Perfect
I will have funned
you will have funned
he/she/it will have funned
we will have funned
you will have funned
they will have funned
Future Continuous
I will be funning
you will be funning
he/she/it will be funning
we will be funning
you will be funning
they will be funning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been funning
you have been funning
he/she/it has been funning
we have been funning
you have been funning
they have been funning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been funning
you will have been funning
he/she/it will have been funning
we will have been funning
you will have been funning
they will have been funning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been funning
you had been funning
he/she/it had been funning
we had been funning
you had been funning
they had been funning
Conditional
I would fun
you would fun
he/she/it would fun
we would fun
you would fun
they would fun
Past Conditional
I would have funned
you would have funned
he/she/it would have funned
we would have funned
you would have funned
they would have funned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fun - activities that are enjoyable or amusingfun - activities that are enjoyable or amusing; "I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around"
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
2.fun - verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
jocosity, jocularity - fun characterized by humor
waggery, waggishness - waggish behavior
drollery, funniness, clowning, comedy - a comic incident or series of incidents
paronomasia, pun, punning, wordplay - a humorous play on words; "I do it for the pun of it"; "his constant punning irritated her"
3.fun - violent and excited activity; "she asked for money and then the fun began"; "they began to fight like fun"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
4.fun - a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"
frivolity, frivolousness - the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
facetiousness - playful humor
archness, pertness, sauciness, perkiness, impertinence - inappropriate playfulness
friskiness, frolicsomeness, sportiveness - lively high-spirited playfulness
impishness, puckishness, whimsicality, mischievousness - the trait of behaving like an imp
sense of humor, sense of humour, humor, humour - the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous; "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"

fun

noun
2. joking, clowning, merriment, playfulness, play, game, sport, nonsense, teasing, jesting, skylarking (informal), horseplay, buffoonery, tomfoolery, jocularity, foolery There was lots of fun going on last night.
4. ridicule, contempt, taunting, scorn, sneering, mockery, derision I thought he was a figure of fun.
adjective
1. enjoyable, entertaining, pleasant, amusing, lively, diverting, witty, convivial It was a fun evening.
for or in fun for a joke, tongue in cheek, jokingly, playfully, for a laugh, mischievously, in jest, teasingly, with a straight face, facetiously, light-heartedly, roguishly, with a gleam or twinkle in your eye Don't say such things, even in fun.
fun and games horseplay, clowning, romping, pranks, fooling around, rough-and-tumble, junketing, revelry, skylarking (informal), high jinks, jollity, buffoonery, merrymaking Their fun and games hurt a lot of people.
make fun of something or someone mock, tease, ridicule, poke fun at, take off, rag, rib (informal), laugh at, taunt, mimic, parody, deride, send up (Brit. informal), scoff at, sneer at, lampoon, make a fool of, pour scorn on, take the mickey out of (Brit. informal), take the piss out of (taboo slang), satirize, pull someone's leg, hold up to ridicule, make a monkey of, make sport of, make the butt of, make game of Don't make fun of me!
Quotations
"That [sex] was the most fun I've ever had without laughing" [Woody Allen Annie Hall]

fun

noun
1. Joyful, exuberant activity:
2. Activity engaged in for relaxation and amusement:
3. Actions taken as a joke:
verb
Informal. To make jokes; behave playfully:
Informal: clown (around), fool around.
Translations
لَهْومُتْعَه، مُزاح، مَرَحمُسَلٍ
zábavazábavný
sjovmorskab
hauskahuvi
zabavazabavan
skemmtun, gaman
楽しい楽しみ
재미재미있는
juokaijuokaisjuokaujantlinksmybėpajuokti
izpriecajautrība
distracţiedistractiv
heczabava
nöjerolig
ความสนุกน่าสนุก
sự vui vẻvui vẻ

fun

[ˈfʌn]
namusement m, divertissement m
to have fun → s'amuser
Have fun! → Amuse-toi bien!
to have fun doing sth → s'amuser à faire qch
We had great fun playing in the snow → Nous nous sommes bien amusés à jouer dans la neige.
to get a lot of fun out of sth → bien s'amuser en faisant qch
to be good fun (= amusing) [person] → être drôle, être marrant(e)
to be fun to be with
He was fun to be with → On s'amusait bien avec lui.
to be a lot of fun [activity] → être très amusant(e)
It was a lot of fun → C'était très amusant.
to do sth for fun → faire qch pour le plaisir
He entered the competition just for fun → Il a participé à la compétition juste pour le plaisir.
to do sth in fun → faire qch pour rire
it's fun! → c'est chouette!
it's not much fun → ce n'est pas très drôle, ce n'est pas très amusant
It's not much fun spending your weekends alone → Ce n'est pas très drôle de passer ses week-ends seul.
to make fun of sb/sth, to poke fun at sb/sth → se moquer de qn/qch
They made fun of him → Ils se sont moqués de lui. figure of fun
adj [person] → drôle, marrant(e); [activity] → amusant(e)
She's a fun person → Elle est marrante.

fun

n (= amusement)Spaß m, (Aus also) → Spass m; to have great fun doing somethingviel Spaß daran haben, etw zu tun, viel Spaß an etw (dat)haben; in fun (= as a joke)im or als Scherz; this is fun!das macht Spaß or Freude!; I’m not doing it for the fun of itich mache das nicht zu meinem Vergnügen; we just did it for funwir haben das nur aus or zum Spaß gemacht; to spoil the funden Spaß verderben; that takes all the fun out of itdas nimmt einem den Spaß or die Freude daran; it’s fun doing this/being with himes macht Spaß, das zu tun/mit ihm zusammen zu sein; it’s not much fun for the others thoughes ist allerdings für die anderen nicht gerade ein Vergnügen; life’s not much fun sometimesdas Leben ist manchmal nicht gerade das reinste Vergnügen; it’s no fun living on your own/being brokees macht nicht gerade Spaß, allein zu leben/pleite (inf)zu sein; you’re no fun to be with any morees macht keinen Spaß mehr, mit dir zusammen zu sein; he is great funman kriegt mit ihm viel Spaß or viel zu lachen (inf); the children thought he was great fundie Kinder fanden ihn sehr lustig; the party was good fundie Party hat viel Spaß gemacht; what fun!was für ein Spaß!; that sounds like fundas klingt gut; I wasn’t serious, I was just having a bit of fundas hab ich nicht ernst gemeint, ich hab doch nur Spaß gemacht; the children had fun and games at the picnicdie Kinder haben beim Picknick viel Spaß gehabt; that should be fun and games (iro)das kann ja (noch) heiter werden (inf); to make fun of or poke fun at somebody/somethingsich über jdn/etw lustig machen; we had fun getting the car started (inf)wir hatten ein bisschen Theater, ehe das Auto ansprang (inf); like fun (US inf) → (ja,) Pustekuchen! (inf)
adj attr (inf) squash is a fun gameSquash macht Spaß; he’s a real fun personer ist wirklich ein lustiger Kerl; that sounds like a fun ideadas hört sich prima an (inf)

fun

[fʌn] n (enjoyment) → divertimento, spasso
for or in fun → per scherzo, per ridere
it's great fun → è molto divertente
it's not much fun → non è molto divertente
don't spoil our fun → non fare il guastafeste
there'll be fun and games with that (fig) (iro) → ci sarà da divertirsi
to do sth for the fun of it → fare qc tanto per ridere
to have fun → divertirsi
to make fun of or poke fun at sb → canzonare or prendere in giro qn

fun

(fan) noun
enjoyment; a good time. They had a lot of fun at the party; Isn't this fun!
ˈfunny adjective
1. amusing; making one laugh. a funny story.
2. strange; peculiar. I heard a funny noise.
ˈfunnily adverb
fun and games
activities that are good fun. But I have to warn you, this job is not all fun and games!
for fun
as a joke; for amusement. The children threw stones for fun.
in fun
as a joke; not seriously. I said it in fun.
make fun of
to laugh at (someone, usually unkindly). They made fun of her.

fun

لَهْو, مُسَلٍ zábava, zábavný morskab, sjov lustig, Spaß διασκεδαστικός, κέφι diversión, divertido hauska, huvi amusant, amusement zabava, zabavan divertente, divertimento 楽しい, 楽しみ 재미, 재미있는 leuk, plezier moro, morsom zabawa, zabawny diversão, divertido веселье, забавный nöje, rolig ความสนุก, น่าสนุก eğlence, eğlendirici sự vui vẻ, vui vẻ 娱乐, 娱乐的

fun

n. diversión, entretenimiento;
v.
to have ___divertirse, entretenerse.

fun

n diversión f; to have — divertirse
References in classic literature ?
Let's each buy what we want, and have a little fun.
Wait till I get my name up and then see what fun I shall have.
If I knew exactly where it was there wouldn't be much fun in going after it.
But apparently it was part of his fun to outrage her feelings as much as possible.
I had no intention of telling him it was BECAUSE of the wall-paper--he would make fun of me.
George Kearney says we can have a cooking-stove under the tree outside at the back, and as there will be no rain for three months we can do the cooking there, and that will give us more room for--for the piano when it comes; and there's an old squaw to do the cleaning and washing-up any day--and--and--it will be real fun.
He was broad-shouldered and double-jointed, with short curly black hair, and a bluff but not unpleasant countenance, having a mingled air of fun and arrogance From his Herculean frame and great powers of limb he had received the nickname of BROM BONES, by which he was universally known.
This ignorant, unconscious fearlessness of his made him a little waggish in the matter of whales; he followed these fish for the fun of it; and a three years' voyage round Cape Horn was only a jolly joke that lasted that length of time.
Like a mob of young collegians, they are full of fight, fun, and wickedness, tumbling round the world at such a reckless, rollicking rate, that no prudent underwriter would insure them any more than he would a riotous lad at Yale or Harvard.
When he had eaten all he wanted he would have what he called fun with the colts, throwing stones and sticks at them to make them gallop.
Or now and then half a dozen of them would get together and march out openly, staring at you, and making fun of you to your face.
Still he could not bear to give up the fun at Widow Douglas'.