(noun, verb)


1. a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces

Definition categories: man–made, device

2. an enthusiastic devotee of sports

Similar word(s): rooter

Definition categories: person, enthusiast, partisan, partizan

3. an ardent follower and admirer

Similar word(s): buff, devotee, lover

Definition categories: person, follower

Sentences with fan as a noun:

- I am a big fan of libraries.


1. strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)

Definition categories: contact

2. make (an emotion) fiercer

- fan hatred

Definition categories: change, compound, deepen, heighten, intensify

3. agitate the air

Definition categories: motion, agitate, shake

4. blow away or off with a current of air

- The speaker ceased to be an amusing little gnat to be fanned away and was kicked off the forum

Similar word(s): winnow

Definition categories: change, remove, take, withdraw

Sentences with fan as a verb:

- We enjoyed standing at the edge of the cliff, being fanned by the wind..