Pronunciation: făn
n.1.(Mach.) An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad surface
2.That which produces effects analogous to those of a fan, as in exciting a flame, etc.; that which inflames, heightens, or strengthens; as, it served as a fan to the flame of his passion.
3.A quintain; - from its form.
Fan blower
a wheel with vanes fixed on a rotating shaft inclosed in a case or chamber, to create a blast of air (fan blast) for forge purposes, or a current for draft and ventilation; a fanner.
Fan cricket
(Zool.) a mole cricket.
Fan light
(Arch.) a window over a door; - so called from the semicircular form and radiating sash bars of those windows which are set in the circular heads of arched doorways.
Fan shell
(Zool.) any shell of the family Pectinidæ. See Scallop, n., 1.
Fan tracery
(Arch.) the decorative tracery on the surface of fan vaulting.
Fan vaulting
(Arch.) an elaborate system of vaulting, in which the ribs diverge somewhat like the rays of a fan, as in Henry VII.'s chapel in Westminster Abbey. It is peculiar to English Gothic.
Fan wheel
the wheel of a fan blower.
Fan window
Same as Fan light (above).
electric fan
a fan having revolving blades for propelling air, powered by an electric motor.
v. t.1.To move as with a fan.
[imp. & p. p. Fanned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fanning .]
The air . . . fanned with unnumbered plumes.
- Milton.
2.To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow the air on the face of with a fan.
3.To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion.
4.To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a current of air; as, to fan wheat.
5.To excite or stir up to activity, as a fan excites a flame; to stimulate; as, this conduct fanned the excitement of the populace.
Fanning machine
a machine for separating seed from chaff, etc., by a blast of air; a fanner.
Noun1.fan - a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
2.fan - an enthusiastic devotee of sports
Synonyms: sports fan
3.Fanfan - an ardent follower and admirer
Synonyms: buff, devotee, lover
Verb1.fan - strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)
2.fan - make (an emotion) fiercer; "fan hatred"
3.fan - agitate the air
4.fan - separate from chaff; "She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field"
Synonyms: winnow
To see a fan in your dream, signifies pleasant news and surprised awaiting you in the future. It may also signify your need to calm down after a highly charged emotional situation or state. To dream that you are fanning yourself or that someone is fanning you, foretells of a new acquaintance.Maecenas, V, abettor, adherent, advocate, aerate, aerator, aficionado, agitate, air, air conditioner, air cooler, air filter, air out, air passage, air-condition, air-cool, airify, airscrew, amateur, angel, annoy, apologist, appendage, applauder, appreciator, attendant, attender, audience, authority, awake, awaken, backer, blow the coals, blow up, blower, bomb, booster, branch, branch out, buff, bug, call forth, call up, cavaliere servente, champion, chiller, claqueur, cold pack, collector, commender, connoisseur, cooler, cooling system, courtier, crank, crap out, critic, cross-ventilate, crotch, crutch, dangler, defender, delta, dependence, dependent, deploy, dilettante, disciple, disperse, draw a blank, driver, drop a bomb, drop the ball, electric fan, encomiast, encourager, endorser, energumen, enkindle, enrage, eulogist, eulogizer, excite, exhaust fan, expand, expert, exponent, extend, extoller, fan out, fan the fire, fan the flame, fanatic, fanatico, fancier, favorer, feed the fire, ferment, fire, flabellum, flame, flare, flop, flummox, flunky, fold, fold up, follower, following, foment, fork, freak, frenzy, frequenter, freshen, friend at court, frisk, furcula, furculum, get left, groin, groupie, habitue, hanger-on, haunter, heat, heat up, henchman, homme de cour, hound, ice bag, ice bucket, ice cube, ice pack, ice pail, idolater, idolizer, impassion, impeller, incense, incite, infatuate, inflame, infuriate, inguen, instigate, key up, kindle, lather up, lauder, lay an egg, light the fuse, light up, lose out, lover, lunatic fringe, madden, mainstay, maintainer, monomaniac, move, nettle, not hack it, not make it, nut, offshoot, open, open up, outspread, outstretch, overexcite, overgrow, overrun, oxygenate, oxygenize, paddle wheel, panegyrist, paranymph, parasite, partisan, patron, pique, piston, plugger, praiser, promoter, prong, prop, propellant, propeller, propulsor, protagonist, provoke, public, puffer, pundit, punkah, pursuer, pursuivant, put up to, rally, ramification, ramify, refresh, reliance, rooter, rotor, rouse, ruffle, satellite, savant, scholar, screw, screw propeller, second, seconder, sectary, set astir, set fire to, set on, set on fire, shadow, shake down, sic on, sider, specialist, spectator, splay, sponsor, spraddle, sprangle, sprawl, spread like wildfire, spread out, stalwart, standby, steam up, stem, stir, stir the blood, stir the embers, stir the feelings, stir up, stooge, strike out, successor, summon up, support, supporter, surface cooler, sustainer, sympathizer, tagtail, tail, take the count, technical expert, technician, theatergoer, thermantidote, tickle, tout, touter, trainbearer, trident, turbine, turn on, twin screws, unfold, upholder, ventilate, ventilator, visitor, votary, wake, wake up, waken, ward heeler, warm, warm the blood, water cooler, well-wisher, wheel, whet, whiff, whip up, widen, wind, windcatcher, windsail, windscoop, wine cooler, winnow, wishbone, work into, work up, worshiper, zealot
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