Associations to the word «Fan»

Pictures for the word «Fan»


FAN, noun. 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.
FAN, noun. An electrical device for moving air, used for cooling people, machinery, etc.
FAN, noun. Anything resembling a hand-held fan in shape, e.g., a peacock’s tail.
FAN, noun. An instrument for winnowing grain, by moving which the grain is tossed and agitated, and the chaff is separated and blown away.
FAN, noun. A small vane or sail, used to keep the large sails of a smock windmill always in the direction of the wind.
FAN, verb. (transitive) To blow air on (something) by means of a fan (hand-held, mechanical or electrical) or otherwise.
FAN, verb. (transitive) To slap (a behind, especially).
FAN, verb. (intransitive) (usually to fan out) To move or spread in multiple directions from one point, in the shape of a hand-held fan.
FAN, noun. An admirer or aficionado, especially of a sport or performer; someone who is fond of something or someone; an admirer.
FAN, proper noun. A diminutive of Frances.
FAN, abbreviation. File area network.
FAN, abbreviation. Free amino nitrogen, in brewing, amino acids available for yeast metabolism.
FAN ART, noun. Alternative spelling of fanart
FAN AXE, noun. (weapon) An Ancient Egyptian polearm weapon with a fan-shaped head mounted on the end of a long pole, depicted in hieroglyphics but never found by archaeologists.
FAN AXES, noun. Plural of fan axe
FAN BASE, noun. The fans of a thing or person taken as a group.
FAN BASES, noun. Plural of fan base
FAN BELT, noun. A loop of material, typically reinforced rubber with a trapezoidal cross-section, by which a motor or engine turns a fan so that it can cool itself.
FAN BELTS, noun. Plural of fan belt
FAN CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY, noun. (military) Photography taken simultaneously by an assembly of three or more cameras systematically installed at fixed angles relative to each other so as to provide wide lateral coverage with overlapping images. (JP 1-02)
FAN CAMERAS, noun. (military) An assembly of three or more cameras systematically disposed at fixed angles relative to each other so as to provide wide lateral coverage with overlapping images. (JP 1-02)
FAN CLUB, noun. An organization of people (fans) of a particular person or body of works.
FAN CLUBS, noun. Plural of fan club
FAN COIL, noun. Fan + coil
FAN DANCE, noun. (performing arts) A dance performance incorporating the artful use of fans.
FAN DANCE, noun. (performing arts) A stage performance or striptease in which a female entertainer disrobes while dancing with large hand-held fans that are alternately used to conceal and provide glimpses of her erogenous body regions.
FAN DANCE, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) The incremental disclosure of tantalizing bits of information.
FAN DANCE, verb. To perform such a dance.
FAN DANCER, noun. (performing arts) A person who performs a fan dance.
FAN DEATH, noun. Death supposedly caused by staying overnight in a closed room in which an electric fan is operating.
FAN FICTION, noun. (uncountable) Amateur fiction created by fans, incorporating the characters and concepts of a commercial media property, typically without permission from the author or owner.
FAN FICTION, noun. (countable) A work of fan fiction.
FAN FICTION, noun. (dated) (fandom slang) (uncountable) Fiction about fans and fandom created by members of fandom.
FAN FICTIONS, noun. Plural of fan fiction
FAN MAIL, noun. Mail sent to a public figure by their fans.
FAN OUT, verb. To spread out into the shape of a fan
FAN PALM, noun. (botany) Any palm tree with fan-shaped or radiate leaves.
FAN PALMS, noun. Plural of fan palm
FAN SERVICE, noun. Alternative form of fanservice
FAN THE FLAMES, verb. (idiomatic) To intensify something; to worsen an already difficult situation or unfavourable set of circumstances.
FAN TRANSLATION, noun. (video games) An unofficial translation of a computer game or video game into a language that it was never marketed in (as opposed to a commercial translation), especially an English translation of a Japan-only video game and usually through console emulation.
FAN TRANSLATIONS, noun. Plural of fan translation
FAN TRANSLATOR, noun. A person or online group who carries out fan translation.
FAN TRANSLATORS, noun. Plural of fan translator

Dictionary definition

FAN, noun. A device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces.
FAN, noun. An enthusiastic devotee of sports.
FAN, noun. An ardent follower and admirer.
FAN, verb. Strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher).
FAN, verb. Make (an emotion) fiercer; "fan hatred".
FAN, verb. Agitate the air.
FAN, verb. Separate the chaff from by using air currents; "She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne