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See also fân, fān, fán, fǎn, fàn, Fan, and FAN

English[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

File:Five fans.jpg

Handheld fans

File:Kawasaki-Electric Fan.jpg

An electrical fan

Old English fann, from the Latin vannus (fan for winnowing grain).

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Fan

Plural
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Fan ({{{1}}})

  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.
Derived terms[edit | edit source]
Translations[edit | edit source]
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Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Fan

Third person singular
fan

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to Fan (third-person singular simple present fan, present participle n, simple past and past participle ing)

  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. (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 | edit source]

File:FIFA World Cup - ARG vs. SCG - Fans of Argentina.jpg

Football/soccer fans in Argentina.

Shortened from fanatic.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Fan

Plural
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Fan ({{{1}}})

  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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Etymology 3[edit | edit source]

From the romanization of the Cantonese word (fan)

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Fan

Plural
{{{1}}}

Fan ({{{1}}})

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Template:Hong Kong a traditional unit of length, legally defined in Hong Kong as 0.1 tsun (0.01 chek) or 0.00371475 metres [1]

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Cantonese[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Template:Yue-noun fan ()

  1. a traditional unit of length, legally defined as 1/10th of a tsun (1/100 of a chek) in Hong Kong

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Finnish[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Fan

  1. fan, admirer, aficionado

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Galician[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Fan

  1. third-person Template:Conjugation tag p present indicative of facer.

Hungarian[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Fan (plural Fanok)

  1. (obsolete) pubis

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

Today it is used only in compounds.

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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

Irish[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Fan

  1. to wait
  2. to stay

Inflection[edit | edit source]

Mutation[edit | edit source]

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.

Italian[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

English

Noun[edit | edit source]

fan m. and f. (plural fans)

  1. fan (admirer or follower)

Mandarin[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Template:Cmn-noun

  1. rice
  2. meal

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Template:Cmn-verb

  1. turn over
  2. counter

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Pinyin syllable[edit | edit source]

fan

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

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

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


Rohingya[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Fan [[Category:Template:Rhg nouns|Fan]]

  1. betel leaf

Scottish Gaelic[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Fan, present participle fantail, fantainn

  1. To stay.
  2. To wait.
  3. To remain.

Spanish[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Fan m. and f. (plural fans)

  1. fan

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Swedish[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Fan

  1. the devil, Satan

Interjection[edit | edit source]

Fan

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

Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Fan

  1. fan (admirer)

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Uzbek[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Arabic فن (fann)

Noun[edit | edit source]

Template:Uz-noun

  1. science

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Welsh[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Fan f. (plural faniau

  1. a van.
Mutation[edit | edit source]

Template:Cy-mut-f

Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

fan

  1. Soft mutation form of man
Mutation[edit | edit source]

Template:Cy-mut-m


West Frisian[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Compare Dutch van, German von

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Preposition[edit | edit source]

Fan [[Category:Template:Fy prepositions|Fan]]

  1. from
  2. of

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