fan[ fan ]SEE DEFINITION OF fan
Synonyms for fan
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAN
And Mrs. Oldaker, with a coy fillip of her fan, called him a naughty boy.
She colored slightly, and opened and shut her fan in a nervous way.
Why, if Dick could only work his ears he could fan himself with it beautifully.
He was too much for her, she saw, and the knowledge only served to fan her indignation and suspicions.
She tapped Tom's shoulder with her fan and smiled, graciously corrective.
The fan was my mother's, and she was forced to be much obliged.
Miss Glenwilliam took up the fan again and played with it—considering.
"Got a fan here who wants to meet you," continued the Colonel.
She was listening to him absent-mindedly and looking about her, her fan laid to her lips.
Madame Carolina applauded with her little finger on her fan.
device to make an air current, Old English fann (West Saxon) "a basket or shovel for winnowing grain" (by tossing it in the air), from Latin vannus, related to ventus "wind" (see wind (n.1)).
The chaff, being lighter, would blow off. Sense of "device for moving air" first recorded late 14c.; the hand-held version is first attested 1550s. A fan-light (1819) was shaped like a lady's fan.