how to pronounce fan

/ˈfæn/

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fan is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of fan in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… protest i am not a fan of having to go …”

meanings of fan

noun:

  1. A person who is fond of something or someone, especially an admirer of a performer or aficionado of a sport.
  2. Initialism of free amino nitrogen, amino acids available for yeast metabolism.
  3. The action of fanning; agitation of the air.
  4. Initialism of file area network.
  5. A section of a tree having a finite number of branches.
  6. An instrument for winnowing grain, by moving which the grain is tossed and agitated, and the chaff is separated and blown away.
  7. Anything resembling a hand-held fan in shape, e.g., a peacock's tail.
  8. A small vane or sail, used to keep the large sails of a smock mill always in the direction of the wind.
  9. An electrical or mechanical device for moving air, used for cooling people, machinery, etc.
  10. A hand-held device consisting of concertinaed material, or slats of material, gathered together at one end, that may be opened out into the shape of a sector of a circle and waved back and forth in order to move air towards oneself and cool oneself.

verb:

  1. To invigorate, like flames when fanned.
  2. To winnow grain.
  3. To strike out (a batter).
  4. To perform a maneuver that involves flicking the top rear of an old-style gun.
  5. To slap (a behind, especially).
  6. To move or spread in multiple directions from one point, in the shape of a hand-held fan.
  7. To blow air on (something) by means of a fan (hand-held, mechanical or electrical) or otherwise.
  8. To dispel by waving a hand-held fan.
  9. To strike out.

name:

  1. A diminutive of Frances.

words with pronunciation similar to fan

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