The definition of a fan is a person who is very enthusiastic about someone or something, or a device that moves and cools the air.(noun)
Fan is defined as to move air around, stir up, or spread out with the widest parts at the top and a thin base at the bottom.(verb)
See fan in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME fanne < OE fann < L vannus, basket for winnowing grain < IE base *wē-, to blow, flutter > wind, winnow
Origin: ME fannen < OE fannian
Origin: contr. < fanatic
See fan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, winnowing fan
Origin: , from Old English fann
Origin: , from Latin vannus; see wet-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Short for fanatic.
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