Meaning of “fan” in the English Dictionary

"fan" in English

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fannoun [ C ]

uk /fæn/ us /fæn/

fan noun [ C ] (PERSON)

A2 someone who admires and supports a person, sport, sports team, etc.:

More than 15,000 Liverpool fans attended Saturday's game.
He's a great fan of country music.
I'm pleased to meet you - I'm a big fan of your work.

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fanverb [ T ]

uk /fæn/ us /fæn/ -nn-

(Definition of “fan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fannoun [ C ]

us /fæn/

fan noun [ C ] (DEVICE)

a device to provide a flow of air, either an object that you wave in front of you or a device with blades that are turned by a motor:

a window fan

fan noun [ C ] (ADMIRER)

a person who is very much interested in and spends a lot of time watching or reading about esp. an entertainer or sports team:

a baseball fan

fanverb [ T ]

us /fæn/ -nn-

to wave a fan, or something that acts as a fan, in front of your face:

It was very hot in the car, so I fanned myself with the road map.

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(Definition of “fan” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)