Definition for fan

noun as in blower of air

noun as in person enthusiastic about an interest

verb as in blow on

verb as in provoke


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Example Sentences

In his statement, Stepien called the Big Ten’s decision “huge news, not just for college football fans, but for all Americans looking for key indicators that we can reopen our society and our economy, and do so safely.”

With fans unable to experience in-venue activations, many sponsors have also ramped up their activations on social media.

From Digiday

Even though they make money off the service through sponsorships and donations from fans, they make sure not to get too attached.

From Fortune

Most chips today are cooled by using thermal materials to transfer heat from components to a large metal heat sink that dissipates the energy to the air, possible with the help of a fan.

Suffice it to say Strzok is not a fan of the 45th President of the United States.

From Fortune

We haven't had any real fan reaction yet, but our collective fingers are crossed.

Why do you think you were “an asperg-y movie fan…a jabbering repellent acolyte?”

Replying to a fan, she wrote, “Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard.”

Comments like that are designed to stoke the fires of fan-passion—and it works beautifully.

It is the most animated this Downton Abbey fan has ever seen Lady Grantham.

She took the fan from Madame Ratignolle and began to fan both herself and her companion.

She bathed Madame Ratignolle's face with cologne, while Robert plied the fan with unnecessary vigor.

Rarely, sodium urate occurs in crystalline form—slender prisms, arranged in fan- or sheaf-like structures (Fig. 32).

She opened a large black fan and moved it slowly while looking intently at her son's bent profile.

In one, which occurs not infrequently, a thickened arm is made to expand into something like a fan-shaped hand, as in Fig. 18.

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On this page you'll find 116 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fan, such as: air conditioner, blower, flabellum, palm leaf, thermantidote, and ventilator.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.