1. fan, device

usage: a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces

2. sports fan, fan, rooter, enthusiast, partisan, partizan

usage: an enthusiastic devotee of sports

3. fan, buff, devotee, lover, follower

usage: an ardent follower and admirer


1. fan, strike out

usage: strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)

2. fan, intensify, compound, heighten, deepen

usage: make (an emotion) fiercer; "fan hatred"

3. fan, shake, agitate

usage: agitate the air

4. winnow, fan, sift, sieve, strain

usage: separate the chaff from by using air currents; "She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field"

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