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fan1 British & World English

An apparatus with rotating blades that creates a current of air for cooling or ventilation

fan2 British & World English

A person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular person or thing

fan1 English Thesaurus

his living room had a couple of ceiling fans

fan2 English Thesaurus

a fan of classical violin music

fang British & World English

A member of a people inhabiting parts of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon

Fan in Fang British & World English

A member of a people inhabiting parts of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon

fan-in British & World English

The number of inputs that can be connected to a circuit

fan jet British & World English

Another term for turbofan.

fan-out British & World English

The number of inputs that can be connected to a specified output

fan-tan British & World English

A Chinese gambling game in which players try to guess the remainder after the banker has divided a number of hidden objects into four groups

sea fan British & World English

A horny coral with a vertical tree- or fan-like skeleton, living chiefly in warmer seas

fan base British & World English

The fans of a particular well-known person, group, team, etc. considered as a distinct social grouping

fan belt British & World English

(In a motor-vehicle engine) a belt that transmits motion from the driveshaft to the radiator fan and the dynamo or alternator

fan club British & World English

An organized group of fans of a particular well-known person, group, team, etc.

fan dance British & World English

A dance in which the female performer is apparently nude and remains partly concealed throughout by large fans

fan mail British & World English

Letters sent to a famous person from his or her fans

fan oven British & World English

An oven with a fan inside that circulates hot air so that the food cooks more evenly and more quickly

fan palm British & World English

A palm with large lobed fan-shaped leaves

fan vault British & World English

A type of vault consisting of a set of concave ribs spreading out from a central point like the ribs of an opened umbrella, used especially in the English Perpendicular style

fan worm British & World English

A tube-dwelling marine bristle worm which bears a fan-like crown of filaments that are typically brightly coloured and project from the top of the tube, filtering the water for food particles

fan fiction British & World English

Fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, film, etc.

fan heater British & World English

An electric heater in which a fan drives air over a hot element and back into the room

fan letter British & World English

A letter sent to a famous person from a fan or admirer

fan-shaped British & World English

Having the shape of an open fan, like a segment of a circle

alluvial fan British & World English

A fan-shaped mass of alluvium deposited as the flow of a river decreases in velocity

fan magazine British & World English

Another term for fanzine.

fan the flames British & World English

Cause an emotion such as anger or hatred to become stronger

fan out in fan1 British & World English

Disperse or radiate from a central point to cover a wide area

fan-tailed warbler British & World English

A small Old World warbler with streaked plumage and a stubby boldly marked tail

when the shit hits the fan British & World English

When the disastrous consequences of something become public

fanboy British & World English

A male fan, especially one who is obsessive about comics, music, film, or science fiction

fangirl British & World English

A female fan, especially one who is obsessive about comics, film, music, or science fiction

turbofan British & World English

A jet engine in which a turbine-driven fan provides additional thrust

fan the flames in fan1 British & World English

Cause an emotion such as anger or hatred to become stronger

fan-assisted oven in fan oven British & World English

An oven with a fan inside that circulates hot air so that the food cooks more evenly and more quickly

fan the flames of something in fan1 British & World English

Cause an emotion such as anger or hatred to become stronger

dwarf or European fan palm in fan palm British & World English

A palm with large lobed fan-shaped leaves

when the shit hits the fan in shit British & World English

When the disastrous consequences of something become public

fan the flames of in fan1 English Thesaurus

instead of being a calming force you fanned the flames of hostility