1 a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
2 an enthusiastic devotee of sports [syn: sports fan]
1 strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)
2 make (an emotion) fiercer; "fan hatred"
3 agitate the air
4 separate from chaff; "She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field" [syn: winnow] [also: fanning, fanned]
- Rhymes with: -æn
Etymology 1fann, from the vannus.
- A hand-held device consisting of concertinaed material, or slats of material, gathered together at one end, that may be opened out into the shape of a sector of a circle and waved back and forth in order to move air towards oneself and cool oneself.
- An electrical device for moving air, used for cooling people, machinery, etc.
- Anything resembling a hand-held fan in shape, e.g., a peacock’s tail.
- Chinese: 风扇 (fēngshàn)
- Czech: vějíř
- Danish: vifte
- Dutch: waaier
- Finnish: viuhka
- French: éventail
- German: Fächer
- Hebrew: מניפה
- Interlingua: flabello
- Italian: ventaglio
- Japanese: 扇子
- Lao: (wii)
- Latvian: vēdeklis
- Polish: wachlarz
- Portuguese: leque
- Rohingya: fangká
- Russian: веер
- Serbian: lepeza
- Spanish: abanico
- Swedish: solfjäder
- Tamil: காத்தடி
- Chinese: 电风扇 (diàn fēng shàn)
- Czech: větrák
- Danish: ventilator
- Dutch: ventilator
- Estonian: ventilaator
- Finnish: tuuletin, puhallin
- French: ventilateur
- German: Ventilator, Gebläse, Lüfter
- Hebrew: מאוורר
- Icelandic: vifta
- Interlingua: ventilator (electrical fan)
- Italian: ventilatore
- Japanese: 扇風機 (せんぷうき)
- Latvian: ventilators
- Polish: wentylator
- Portuguese: ventoinha, ventilador
- Russian: вентилятор
- Spanish: ventilador
- Swedish: fläkt
- Tamil: காத்தடி
anything resembling a hand-held fan
- ttbc Bulgarian: вентилатор (ventilátor) (1), фен (fen) (3), привърженик (privǎrženik) (3)
- ttbc Interlingua: flabello (2)
blow air on by means of a fan
- Danish: vifte
- Finnish: tuulettaa, puhaltaa
- German: ventilieren, belüften, anfachen (fire, embers), anwehen
- Interlingua: flabellar (with a hand-held fan), ventilar
- Polish: wachlować (with a hand-held fan), wentylować, dmuchać
- Portuguese: abanar, flabelar (with a manual fan), ventilar
- Spanish: abanicar (with a manual fan), ventilar
- Swedish: fläkta (with manual fan)
move or spread in multiple directions from one point
Etymology 2Shortened from fanatic.
- Czech: milovník, příznivec, fanoušek
- Danish: fan, entusiast, tilhænger
- Dutch: fan, bewonderaar, bewonderaarster, liefhebber
- Finnish: ihailija, fani (colloquial)
- French: fan, admirateur, admiratrice
- German: Fan, Liebhaber
- Icelandic: aðdáandi , áhangandi
- Interlingua: devoto, fanatico, fan
- Japanese: ファン
- Polish: kibic (sports); fan, fanka (of somebody); miłośnik
- Portuguese: fã
- Russian: болельщик (sports), фанат
- Spanish: fan, fanático, fanática
- Swedish: fan
- defn Hungarian
Usage notesThe word is obsolete and has no clear meaning. Today it is only used in the medical expression fanszőrzet, meaning pubic hair.
Usage notesEnglish transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.
- betel leaf
- damn (referring to the
- Fan! Jag glömde nycklarna.
- "Damn! I forgot my keys."
- Fan! Jag glömde nycklarna.
- fan (admirer)
Fan may refer to the following:
- Fan (person), someone who has an intense appreciation for something(s) or someone(s)
VentilationA device to agitate or move air or other gas
The human powered Fan (implement) is a hand-held implement used by waving it back and forth.
Motor powered Fans: mechanical fans such as oscillating fans, ceiling fans, blowers, etc.
Names & Place Names
- Fan (surname) (Chinese character: 范, pinyin: Fàn), a common Chinese surname, e.g. "Fan Yang"
- fan (分), or candareen, a Chinese weight unit for 10 cash
- Fan, a Swedish profanity roughly translated as devil
- The Fan or Fan district is a historic district in Richmond, Virginia
- The Fan (film) is the title of three films
- The Fan is another name for the La Belle Lucie solitaire game
- Sea fan, a marine animal of the Cnidarian phylum
- Alluvial fan, a fan-shaped deposit formed where a fast flowing stream flattens, slows, and spreads onto a flatter plain
Fans may refer to
FAN as an acronym can also mean
fan in German: Fan (Begriffsklärung)
fan in Esperanto: FAN
fan in French: Fan
fan in Italian: FAN
fan in Japanese: FAN
fan in Korean: 팬
fan in Kölsch: FAN (Watt ėßß datt?)
fan in Simple English: Fan
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