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Definition of fan noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who admires someone or something or enjoys watching or listening to someone or something very much movie fans crowds of football fans a big fan of Madonna fan mail (= letters from fans to the person they admire)
  2. 2a machine with blades that go around to create a current of air to switch on the electric fan a ceiling fan see also extractor
  3. 3a flat object that you hold in your hand and wave to create a current of cool air
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fan