verb (used with object), fanned, fan·ning.
verb (used without object), fanned, fan·ning.
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Idioms for fan
Origin of fan1
OTHER WORDS FROM fanfanlike, adjectivefanner, nounun·fanned, adjective
Definition for fan (2 of 3)
Origin of fan2
Definition for fan (3 of 3)
noun, plural Fans, (especially collectively) Fan.
Example sentences from the Web for fan
If your friend isn’t a fan of having their hands reduced to tongs, you can always give them a pair of four-layer gloves with mobile-friendly material lining on the index finger and thumbs.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
That brings me to “Telepathy” and “Stay,” both tracks that deal with the band missing their fans by converting their loneliness into peppy optimism.BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
Wherever Supernatural’s legacy goes from here, the road so far has clearly been a unique one — and the fans who’ve walked it this far will make sure it’s not over yet.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
This week, Hermine, the last person of color competing this season, was eliminated in the semi-finals, but fans say baker Laura’s performance has not been adequate enough to make it to the finals.‘I’m a Real Person With Feelings’: Fans Bully ‘Great British Bake Off’ Contestant for Making It to Finals|Jaya Saxena|November 20, 2020|Eater
As a Def Leppard fan, Beth Murdock didn’t expect to like Korean pop.For fans of BTS, the only thing better than the group is each other|Marian Liu|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Diane Lane is in it playing my wife, Elle Fanning plays my daughter, and Michael Stuhlbarg will play Edward G. Robinson.Bryan Cranston on Walter White’s Future, Directing ‘Better Call Saul,’ and Hillary 2016|Marlow Stern|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nobody wins, but the professional partisans get to pocket cash by fanning the flames.
She likes what she sees: a pretty, happy, kindly girl who closely resembles Elle Fanning.The Ghastly ‘Maleficent’ and Why It’s Time For Hollywood to Kill the Dark Reboot|Andrew Romano|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The actors stayed in the same motel, and Eisenberg and Fanning drove to work each day.
Fanning, ever the old soul, returned the gestures by knitting the veteran actors scarves.
Before we had all fired, Fanning and a dozen of his sharpest men had again loaded, and were by our side.
Fanning and Wharton were to make head against the infantry and cavalry.
The countess-dowager sat fanning herself quietly: for her daughter's words were gaining ground.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
At the middle altar was the mandarin, piously engaged in prayer, while two stood beside him, fanning him with large fans.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The country through which we traveled next day is level and apparently productive fanning land.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
British Dictionary definitions for fan (1 of 2)
- any device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or number of surfaces, esp a rotating device consisting of a number of blades attached to a central hub
- a machine that rotates such a device
- a kind of basket formerly used for winnowing grain
- a machine equipped with a fan for winnowing or cleaning grain
verb fans, fanning or fanned (mainly tr)
- to fire (an automatic gun) continuously by keeping the trigger depressed
- to fire (a nonautomatic gun) several times by repeatedly chopping back the hammer with the palm
Derived forms of fanfanlike, adjectivefanner, noun
Word Origin for fan
British Dictionary definitions for fan (2 of 2)
Word Origin for fan
Idioms and Phrases with fan
In addition to the idiom beginning with fan
- fan the flames
- shit will hit the fan