Synonyms for fan

Synonyms for (noun) fan

Synonyms: fan

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

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: fan, buff, devotee, lover

Definition: an ardent follower and admirer

Similar words: follower

Definition: a person who accepts the leadership of another


Synonyms: sports fan, rooter, fan

Definition: an enthusiastic devotee of sports

Similar words: partisan, partizan, enthusiast

Definition: an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

Synonyms for (verb) fan

Synonyms: fan

Definition: make (an emotion) fiercer

Usage: fan hatred

Similar words: intensify, heighten, deepen, compound

Definition: make more intense, stronger, or more marked

Usage: The efforts were intensified, Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her; Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness; This event only deepened my convictions


Synonyms: fan

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

Similar words: strike out

Definition: put out or be put out by a strikeout

Usage: Oral struck out three batters to close the inning


Synonyms: fan, winnow

Definition: separate the chaff from by using air currents

Usage: She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field

Similar words: sieve, sift, strain

Definition: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

Usage: sift the flour


Synonyms: fan

Definition: agitate the air

Similar words: shake, agitate

Definition: move or cause to move back and forth

Usage: The chemist shook the flask vigorously; My hands were shaking