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Definition of 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

I grew up in Chicago, so I've always been a Bears fan. Dad used to take me to Bears games and Cubs games. My brother used to ride me over to Lake Forest College on his Honda Supersport and we'd watch the Bears practice. I remember those guys out there as monsters - they were the biggest things I've ever seen!
Kyle Chandler

My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself.
Kim Kardashian

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

I'm not that big a fan of sampling. But I feel like if I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it to where it's more of a reimagining of a track. The songs that I do utilize samples on, most of it you wouldn't even be able to tell what it was unless I told you.
Kid Cudi

I'm a fan of Jay-Z, I'mma always be a fan of Jay-Z.
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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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