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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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"fan" in British 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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