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English noun: fan

1. fan (artifact) a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)blower, electric fan, exhaust fan, punkah


Part meronymcooling system, engine cooling system

2. fan (person) an enthusiastic devotee of sports


Synonymsrooter, sports fan


Broader (hypernym)enthusiast, partisan, partizan


Narrower (hyponym)aficionado, railbird

3. fan (person) an ardent follower and admirer


Synonymsbuff, devotee, lover


Broader (hypernym)follower


Narrower (hyponym)aerophile, aficionado, amorist, bacchanal, bacchant, groupie, metalhead


Member meronymfollowers, following


English verb: fan

1. fan (contact) strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)strike out


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

2. fan (change) make (an emotion) fiercer


SamplesFan hatred.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compound, deepen, heighten, intensify

3. fan (motion) agitate the air


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake


Narrower (hyponym)winnow

4. fan (contact) separate the chaff from by using air currents


SamplesShe stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field.


Synonymswinnow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sieve, sift, strain









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