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funnoun [U]

uk   /fʌn/ us   /fʌn/
  • fun noun [U] (PLEASURE)

A1 pleasure, enjoyment, or entertainment: Have fun (= enjoy yourself)! Having fun (= are you enjoying yourself)? I really enjoyed your party - it was such good fun. She's great fun to be with. Mark was ill for most of the holiday so that took all the fun out of it. It's no fun/not much fun (= not enjoyable) having to work on Saturdays. a fun-loving girl "We're going on a picnic this weekend." "What fun (= how enjoyable)!" The relationship was never going to work, but it was fun while it lasted.
for fun also for the fun of it
B1 for pleasure: I ran but just for fun.
make fun of sb/sth
B2 to make a joke about someone or something in a way that is not kind: The other children were always making fun of him because he was fat and wore glasses.

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  • fun noun [U] (GAME/JOKE)

behaviour or activities that are not serious; games or jokes: The children are always full of fun.UK I didn't mean to upset her - it was just a bit of fun. I didn't mean what I said, it was only in fun (= a joke).

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funadjective [before noun]

uk   /fʌn/ us   /fʌn/
(Definition of fun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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funnoun [U]

us   /fʌn/
pleasure, enjoyment, amusement, or someone or something that causes this: Everybody had a lot of fun at the party. It’s no fun having to work on Saturdays. He studies French just for fun/for the fun of it. I only said it in fun (= as a joke).

funadjective [not gradable]

us   /fʌn/ infml
enjoyable: Going camping would be a really fun thing to do. Cindy is a fun person (= enjoyable to be with).
(Definition of fun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fun”
in Korean 재미…
in Arabic مَرَح…
in Malaysian bergembira…
in French plaisir…
in Russian удовольствие, развлечение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 快樂, 樂趣, 享受…
in Italian divertimento…
in Turkish eğlence, zevk…
in Polish zabawa…
in Spanish diversión, divertido…
in Vietnamese sự vui đùa, trò vui…
in Portuguese prazer, diversão…
in Thai ความสนุกสนาน…
in German der Spaß…
in Catalan diversió…
in Japanese 楽しみ, おもしろいこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 快乐, 乐趣, 享受…
in Indonesian kesenangan…
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