A fan is a device that moves air in order to provide a cooling effect on a thing or a person.
Electric fans are useful in circulating air within a hot room.
Hand-held fans can provide individual comfort to a person who needs relief from the heat.
In ancient times, fans were operated by servants for the comfort of rich and powerful people.
The word "fan" is also a shortened form of the word "fanatic," which is a person who admires and is dedicated to a particular cause, person, or organization.
Fans of rock and country western music love the performers and the music that they play.
Sports fans cheer on their teams and hope for victory whenever their teams are playing. There are football fans, baseball fans, soccer fans, hockey fans, etcetera.
Some fans go to great lengths to show their support. They may even do things that are ridiculous or even dangerous in order to demonstrate their faith in their team.
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This page was published on July 6, 2017.