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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fan v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fanned p. pr. & vb. n. Fanning ]
 1. To move as with a fan.
    The air . . . fanned with unnumbered plumes.   --Milton.
 2. To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow the air on the face of with a fan.
 3. To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion.
    Calm as the breath which fans our eastern groves.   --Dryden.
 4. To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a current of air; as, to fan wheat.
 5. To excite or stir up to activity, as a fan excites a flame; to stimulate; as, this conduct fanned the excitement of the populace.
 Fanning machine, or  Fanning mill, a machine for separating seed from chaff, etc., by a blast of air; a fanner.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a device for creating a current of air by movement of a
           surface or surfaces
      2: an enthusiastic devotee of sports [syn: sports fan]
      3: an ardent follower and admirer [syn: buff, devotee, lover]
      v 1: strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)
      2: make (an emotion) fiercer; "fan hatred"
      3: agitate the air
      4: separate from chaff; "She stood there winnowing grain all
         day in the field" [syn: winnow]
      [also: fanning, fanned]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : especially spread in a fan shape; "the peacock's fanned
            tail"; "the spread-out cards" [syn: spread-out(a)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See fan