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Noun
A person who is fanatical about a particular activity, person or interest
“An avid technology fan, my goal is to contribute to projects that push the world towards being a more sustainable place to live.”
Noun
An apparatus with rotating blades that creates a current of air for cooling or ventilation
“There was no central air, so when it was hot, we had to fight over who was going to sit directly in front of the fan to cool off.”
Noun
A mechanical device with evenly-shaped blades that turn on a shaft to push against air or water
“Berild's grin widened, but his words were cut off as the boat's fan roared to life.”
Noun
One who uses obsequious compliments to gain self-serving favor or advantage from another
Noun
A person who supports, advocates and promotes an idea or theory
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Noun
A person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, or cause
Noun
An aficionado, devotee, or fan of rock music
Noun
A person who visits a place often
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A person who engages in a pursuit recreationally and on an unpaid basis
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One who watches a show or event
Noun
A fan of the TV series Firefly
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A hand-held device designed to be waved back and forth in order to induce airflow for the purpose of cooling the user
Noun
One who is present at a specific event
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A cloud formed by a dispersed substance fanning out or spreading
Verb
To cool (someone or something) by waving an object to create a current of air
“I used my hand to fan my face, which felt ridiculously hot.”
Verb
To cause (a belief or emotion) to become stronger or more widespread
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“We have seen Government bureaus and bureaucrats under emergency and crisis fan the hysteria of fear increasingly.”
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To spread, open or disperse from a central point to cover a wide area
“In targeted sampling, interviewers fan out into targeted areas to conduct interviews over the course of several days.”
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To diverge or spread from a central point
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To move along in the air or on the surface of a liquid
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To emit or expel (air or gas)
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(literary) To blow softly with the sound of a passing wind
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