fan has definitions from the fields of sport,baseball
[ 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



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(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

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(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


"fan hatred"

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 .

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[ verb ] agitate the air

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(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

In the heat of the summer , the garden solitudes were ours alone ; our elders stayed in the dark house or sat fanning on the front_porch .

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shake winnow

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 9705
[ verb ] separate from chaff




"She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field"

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sift winnow