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Noun: fan  fan
  1. A device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  2. An enthusiastic devotee of sports
    - sports fan, rooter
  3. An ardent follower and admirer
    - buff, devotee, lover
Verb: fan (fanned,fanning)  fan
  1. (baseball) strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)
  2. Make (an emotion) fiercer
    "fan hatred"
  3. Agitate the air
  4. Separate the chaff from by using air currents
    "She stood there fanning chaff all day in the field";
    - winnow

Derived forms: fans, fanning, fanned

Type of: acolyte, agitate, compound, deepen, device, enthusiast, follower, heighten, intensify, partisan, partizan, shake, sieve, sift, strain, strike out

Part of: cooling system, engine cooling system, followers, following

Encyclopedia: Fan, Mirdite