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noun [countable] fan pronunciation in British English /fæn/
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  1. 1
    someone who likes watching or listening to something such as a sport, films, or music very much, or who admires a famous or important person very much
    fan of:

    I’m a big fan of Madonna.

    a football/rugby/tennis etc fan:

    a crowd of noisy football fans

    a pop/film fan:

    Film fans will know his name.

  2. 2
    a machine with blades that turn and move the air in a room to make it feel less hot
  3. 3
    a flat object that you move backwards and forwards in front of your face in order to make yourself feel less hot


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