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fan

 
Noun fan has 3 senses
  1. fan - a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
    --1 is a kind of
    device
    --1 is a part of cooling system, engine cooling system
    --1 has particulars: electric fan, blower; exhaust fan; punkah
    Derived form: verb fan3
  2. sports fan, fan - an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    --2 is a kind of enthusiast, partisan, partizan
    --2 has particulars: aficionado; railbird
  3. fan, buff, devotee, lover - an ardent follower and admirer
    --3 is a kind of follower
    --3 is a member of following, followers
    --3 has particulars:
     aerophile; aficionado; amorist; bacchant, bacchanal; groupie
Verb fan has 4 senses
  1. fan - strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)
    --1 is one way to
    strike out
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. fan - make (an emotion) fiercer; "fan hatred"
    --2 is one way to
    intensify, compound, heighten, deepen
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. fan - agitate the air
    --3 is one way to
    shake, agitate
    Derived form: noun fan1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. winnow, fan - separate from chaff; "She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field"
    --4 is one way to sift, sieve, strain
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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