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Meaning & Definition of Fan in English

English

Fan

/fæn/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • fan

2. An enthusiastic devotee of sports

    synonym:
  • sports fan
  • ,
  • fan
  • ,
  • rooter

3. An ardent follower and admirer

    synonym:
  • fan
  • ,
  • buff
  • ,
  • devotee
  • ,
  • lover

verb

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

    synonym:
  • fan

2. Make (an emotion) fiercer

  • "Fan hatred"
    synonym:
  • fan

3. Agitate the air

    synonym:
  • fan

4. Separate the chaff from by using air currents

  • "She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field"
    synonym:
  • winnow
  • ,
  • fan

Examples of using

I liked both songs very much, and only then I noticed that they'd been written by the same band. At that moment it got one more fan.
The fan is over my head.
Tom turned off the fan.