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Definition of fan:

  1. A quintain; - from its form.
  2. A small vane or sail, used to keep the large sails of a smock windmill always in the direction of the wind.
  3. An instrument for cooling the person, made of feathers, paper, silk, etc., and often mounted on sticks all turning about the same pivot, so as when opened to radiate from the center and assume the figure of a section of a circle.
  4. An instrument for winnowing grain, by moving which the grain is tossed and agitated, and the chaff is separated and blown away.
  5. An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad surface
  6. Any revolving vane or vanes used for producing currents of air, in winnowing grain, blowing a fire, ventilation, etc., or for checking rapid motion by the resistance of the air; a fan blower; a fan wheel.
  7. Something in the form of a fan when spread, as a peacock's tail, a window, etc.
  8. 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.
  9. To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow the air on the face of with a fan.
  10. To excite or stir up to activity, as a fan axcites a flame; to stimulate; as, this conduct fanned the excitement of the populace.
  11. To move as with a fan.
  12. To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion.
  13. To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a current of air; as, to fan wheat.

Synonyms:

bounce, frill, move, propeller, ignite, fanatic, caramel brown, air-conditioned, make/prove your/a point, yellowish brown, point to, fin, burn, flounce, caramel, binding, air conditioner, flame, air, flutter, assert, junkie, ventilator, pyramid, buff, section, a/c, prove, blaze, agitator, maven, air conditioning, hound, sector, maniac, catch, show, burner, braid, beading, rock, face, afficionado, outstretch, boiler, dehumidifier, devotee, sports fan, blade, unfold, bug, cooler, wing, confirm, spread, go up, wobble, lover, support, evangelist, triangle, extend, catch fire, habitué, raw sienna, swing, vouch for, central heating, kindle, stretch, sucker, validate, sway, man, shake, plane, wave, head, rooter, winnow, convector, marabou, blower, accessorise, fool, unroll, vibrate, cull out, cord, corsage, buffer, light, oscillate, certify, vane.

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