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Definition of Fan

Fan

  1. An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad surface
  2. An instrument for cooling the person, made of feathers, paper, silk, etc., and often mounted on sticks all turning about the same pivot, so as when opened to radiate from the center and assume the figure of a section of a circle.
  3. Any revolving vane or vanes used for producing currents of air, in winnowing grain, blowing a fire, ventilation, etc., or for checking rapid motion by the resistance of the air; a fan blower; a fan wheel.
  4. An instrument for winnowing grain, by moving which the grain is tossed and agitated, and the chaff is separated and blown away.
  5. Something in the form of a fan when spread, as a peacock's tail, a window, etc.
  6. A small vane or sail, used to keep the large sails of a smock windmill always in the direction of the wind.
  7. That which produces effects analogous to those of a fan, as in exciting a flame, etc.; that which inflames, heightens, or strengthens; as, it served as a fan to the flame of his passion.
  8. A quintain; -- from its form.
  9. To move as with a fan.
  10. To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow the air on the face of with a fan.
  11. To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion.
  12. To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a current of air; as, to fan wheat.
  13. To excite or stir up to activity, as a fan axcites a flame; to stimulate; as, this conduct fanned the excitement of the populace.

Fan Quotations

Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common.
Hunter S. Thompson

I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky and I learned, early on, that Habitual Domination was a natural way of life.
Hunter S. Thompson

Nixon was a crook, of course, but he was also a rabid football fan - and he knew the game, which still astounds me, but I have always had a soft spot for him because of it.
Hunter S. Thompson

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
Charles Dickens

I was a huge fan of comedy when I was a child.
Ron White
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Fan Translations

fan in Dutch is aanwakkeren, aanvuren, aanzetten
fan in Italian is ventilatore, scompartimenti, ammiratore
fan in Norwegian is vifte, beundrer, kornrenser, rense
fan in Portuguese is ventilador
fan in Spanish is abanico, entusiasta

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