fan

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Handheld fans
An electrical fan
A Ceiling fan

From Middle English, from Old English fann (a winnowing, fan), from Latin vannus (fan for winnowing grain), from Proto-Indo-European *wē- (to thresh, winnow). Cognate with Dutch wan (fan), German Wanne, Swedish vanna (a fan for winnowing), Old English windwian (to fan, winnow). More at winnow.

Noun[edit]

fan (plural fans)

  1. 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.
  2. An electrical device for moving air, used for cooling people, machinery, etc.
  3. Anything resembling a hand-held fan in shape, e.g., a peacock’s tail.
  4. An instrument for winnowing grain, by moving which the grain is tossed and agitated, and the chaff is separated and blown away.
  5. A small vane or sail, used to keep the large sails of a smock windmill always in the direction of the wind.
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Verb[edit]

fan (third-person singular simple present fans, present participle fanning, simple past and past participle fanned)

  1. (transitive) To blow air on (something) by means of a fan (hand-held, mechanical or electrical) or otherwise.
    We enjoyed standing at the edge of the cliff, being fanned by the wind..
  2. (transitive) To slap (a behind, especially).
  3. (intransitive, usually to fan out) To move or spread in multiple directions from one point, in the shape of a hand-held fan.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Football/soccer fans in Argentina.

Shortened from fanatic.

Noun[edit]

fan (plural fans or fen)

  1. An admirer or aficionado, especially of a sport or performer; someone who is fond of something or someone; an admirer.
    I am a big fan of libraries.

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fan

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of fer

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fan m (plural fans, diminutive fannetje n)

  1. fan (admirer)

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fan

  1. fan, admirer, aficionado

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin famēs.

Noun[edit]

fan f

  1. hunger

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

fan

  1. third-person plural present indicative of facer

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fan (plural fanok)

  1. (obsolete) pubis

Usage notes[edit]

Today it is used only in compounds.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • fan at A Pallas Nagy Lexikona, Pallas Irodalmi és Nyomdai Rt., Budapest, 1897
  • László Országh, Hungarian-English Dictionary, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1977

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish anaid, fanaid (stays, remains, abides).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fan (present analytic fanann, future analytic fanfaidh, verbal noun fanacht, past participle fanta)

  1. to wait
  2. to stay

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fan fhan bhfan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fāmes.

Noun[edit]

fan

  1. hunger

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

fan m, f (plural fans)

  1. fan (admirer or follower)

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fan

  1. rafsi of falnu.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

fan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of fān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of fán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of fǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of fàn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Occitan[edit]

Verb[edit]

fan

  1. third-person plural present indicative of faire

Old Dutch[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fan

  1. off, from

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: van

Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *afana, whence also Old High German fon.

Preposition[edit]

fon

  1. from

Rohingya[edit]

Noun[edit]

fan

  1. betel leaf

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish anaid, fanaid (stays, remains, abides).

Verb[edit]

fan (past dh'fhan, future fanaidh, verbal noun fantail or fantainn or fanachd)

  1. stay, remain
  2. wait

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fan m, f (plural fans)

  1. fan

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

fan c

  1. the devil, Satan
    fan ta dig
    may the devil take you
    du var mig en jobbig fan
    you're one tricky little devil

Interjection[edit]

fan

  1. damn (referring to the devil)
    Fan! Jag glömde nycklarna.
    Damn! I forgot my keys.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

fan c, n

  1. fan (admirer)
    jag är ett stort fan av saffransbullar
    I'm a huge fan of saffron buns
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

fan n

  1. vane, web (part of the anatomy of a bird's feather)
Declension[edit]

Uzbek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فن (fann)

Noun[edit]

fan (plural fanlar)

  1. science

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

fan f (plural faniau)

  1. van
Mutation[edit]
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
fan unchanged unchanged unchanged

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

fan

  1. Soft mutation form of man
Mutation[edit]
Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
man fan unchanged unchanged

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Frisian fen; compare Dutch van, German von

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

fan

  1. from
  2. of