[ noun ] a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
Used in print(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)
The sections were then thawed by placing a finger under the slide and dried under a fan for 30_minutes ; until used they were stored for as_long_as 2 weeks .
After drying the sections under the fan , fixing in acetone , and drying at 37 ` as in the indirect method , the sections were treated with conjugated * * f or * * f ( undiluted unless mentioned otherwise ) for 5 - 30_minutes .(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
Once there had been big glittering rooms where Ulanys bowed and kissed the ladies ' hands as they flirted from behind their fans .
[ verb ] (baseball) strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher) in baseball
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
With one down in the eighth , Marv_Throneberry drew a walk and stole second as Hyde fanned Tuttle .
John_Powell , batting for Adair , fanned after fouling off two 2 - and 2 pitches , and Buddy_Barker , up for Stepanovich , bounced_out sharply to Jerry_Lumpe at second to end the 2 - hour and - 27 - minute contest .(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
Nischwitz fanned six and walked only Charley_Hinton in the third inning .
[ noun ] an ardent follower
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
So the Kirov will fly back to Russia , minus a Chicago engagement , a serious loss for dance fans - and for the frustrated bookers , cancellation of one of the richest bookings in the country .(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
`` Chicago and All That Jazz '' may have wound_up satisfying neither the confirmed fan nor the inquisitive newcomer .(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
Once you become an avocado fan , you will look_forward to the season each_year with eager anticipation .
[ noun ] (sport) an enthusiastic devotee of sports
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
He came all_the_way around on Gardner 's hit before 5777 fans .
This is an issue which boils_down to a matter of opinion , depending_on whether you 're an American or National fan and anti or pro Yankee .
You would be surprised how many fans purposely stayed away from Bears_Stadium last year because of the television policy .
[ verb ] make fiercer; as of emotions
Used in print(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
1 ) Most_of the legends that are created to fan the fires of patriotism are essentially propagandistic and are not folk legends at_all .
Naturally , such scholarly facts are of little concern to the man trying to make money or fan patriotism by means of folklore .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9705