HyperDic: fan

English > 7 senses of the word fan:
NOUNartifactfana device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
person fan, sports fan, rooteran enthusiastic devotee of sports
person fan, buff, devotee, loveran ardent follower and admirer
VERBcontactfanstrike out (a batter) , (of a pitcher)
changefanmake (an emotion) fiercer
motionfanagitate the air
changefan, winnowblow away or off with a current of air
fan > pronunciation
Soundsfae'n
Rhymesafghan / Afghan ... Yucatan: 118 rhymes with aen...
English > fan: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces.
Part ofcooling system, engine cooling systemequipment in a motor vehicle that cools the engine
Narrowerelectric fan, blowerA fan run by an electric motor
exhaust fanA fan that moves air out of an enclosure
punkahA large fan consisting of a frame covered with canvas that is suspended from the ceiling
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishabanico, aventador, ventilador
Catalanpalmito, vano, ventador, ventall, ventilador
Verbsfanagitate the air
English > fan: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn enthusiastic devotee of sports.
Synonymssports fan, rooter
NarroweraficionadoA fan of bull fighting
railbirdA fan of racing who watches races from the outer rail of the track
Broaderenthusiast, partisan, partizanAn ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
Spanishaficionada, aficionado al deporte, aficionado, fan, hincha, seguidora, seguidor
Catalanaficionada, aficionat, fan, seguidora, seguidor
Nounsfandomthe fans / fans of a sport or famous person
English > fan: 7 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningAn ardent follower and admirer.
Synonymsbuff, devotee, lover
Member offollowing, followersA group of followers or enthusiasts
NarroweraerophileA lover of aviation / aviation
aficionadoA serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
amoristOne dedicated to love / love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
bacchant, bacchanalA drunken reveller
groupieAn enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)
metalheadA fan of heavy metal music
BroaderfollowerA person who accepts the leadership / leadership of another
Spanishaficionada, aficionado, amante, amiga, amigo, apasionada, apasionado, devota, devoto, entusiasta, fanática, fanático
Catalanafeccionada, afeccionat, amant, amic, amiga, apassionada, apassionat, devota, devot, entusiasta, fanàtica, fanàtic, fan
English > fan: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningstrike out (a batter) , (of a pitcher) .
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broaderstrike outPut out or be put out by a strikeout
Spanishcongelarse
English > fan: 7 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake (an emotion) fiercer.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"fan hatred"
Broaderintensify, compound, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
Spanishanimar, avivar, azuzar
Catalanablamar, atiar, avivar
English > fan: 7 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningagitate the air.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Narrowerwinnowblow on
Broadershake, agitateMove or cause to move back and forth
Spanishabanicar, ventilar
Catalanventar
Nounsfana device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
English > fan: 7 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBlow away or off with a current of air.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymwinnow
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishahechar
Catalanesventar, ventar, ventejar

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