Antonyms for fan

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : fan
Phonetic Transcription : fæn

Definition of fan

Origin :
  • device to make an air current, Old English fann (West Saxon) "a basket or shovel for winnowing grain" (by tossing it in the air), from Latin vannus, related to ventus "wind" (see wind (n.1)).
  • The chaff, being lighter, would blow off. Sense of "device for moving air" first recorded late 14c.; the hand-held version is first attested 1550s. A fan-light (1819) was shaped like a lady's fan.
  • noun blower of air
  • noun person enthusiastic about an interest
  • verb blow on
  • verb provoke
Example sentences :
  • And Mrs. Oldaker, with a coy fillip of her fan, called him a naughty boy.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • She colored slightly, and opened and shut her fan in a nervous way.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • Why, if Dick could only work his ears he could fan himself with it beautifully.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • He was too much for her, she saw, and the knowledge only served to fan her indignation and suspicions.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • She tapped Tom's shoulder with her fan and smiled, graciously corrective.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • The fan was my mother's, and she was forced to be much obliged.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Miss Glenwilliam took up the fan again and played with it—considering.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • "Got a fan here who wants to meet you," continued the Colonel.
  • Extract from : « The Second Voice » by Mann Rubin
  • She was listening to him absent-mindedly and looking about her, her fan laid to her lips.
  • Extract from : « A Hero of Our Time » by M. Y. Lermontov
  • Madame Carolina applauded with her little finger on her fan.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

Synonyms for fan

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019