fan fan  /ˈfæn/


  1. (n) a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  2. (n) an enthusiastic devotee of sports
  3. (n) an ardent follower and admirer
  4. (v) strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)
  5. (v) make (an emotion) fiercer
  6. (v) agitate the air
  7. (v) separate the chaff from by using air currents

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  1. Mainly we appreciate our fans and the support that we've gotten from everyone.
  2. A new study shows that turning on a fan at night can protect infants from sudden unexplained death.
  3. Sports fans have short memories.


  1. Fan Who Threatened J. Cole: ‘My Mom is So Mad at Me’

    *The fan who tweeted a picture of a little girl at gunpoint to J. Cole, demanding that the rapper retweet his message or “I’ll kill my lil sister,” has issued an apology for his actions. On Tuesday, the same day J. Cole officially released his latest album, “Born Sinner,” he retweeted the threat sent from [...]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: EURweb

  2. Fan tattoos support for Spurs on her arm (video)

    Fan tattoos support for Spurs on her arm (video)
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Victoria Advocate

  3. Fan blackmails J. Cole for a retweet by pointing gun at sibling

    An unidentified fan took to Twitter last night to blackmail rapper J. Cole into retweeting his message by posting a photo of him holding a gun up to his little sister's face. read more
    on June 19, 2013     Source:


  1. "Right now, Jessica Simpson is not a fan favorite - in this locker room or in Texas Stadium," said teammate Terrell Owens days after a loss in which she could be seen rooting for her boyfriend from a suite and he threw three interceptions.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Terrell Owens Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. No other NBA officials or players were expected to be involved in the scandal, which Stern called the "most serious situation and worst situation that I have ever experienced either as a fan of the NBA, a lawyer for the NBA or a commissioner of the...
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: David Stern Source:

  3. He is backed by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who asked: "Would you want to see a ban on the fan traditions in your country?"
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Sepp Blatter Source: The Associated Press

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