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Wordnet 3.0


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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fan \Fan\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fanned; p. pr. & vb. n. Fanning.] [Cf. OF. vanner, L. vannere. See Fan, n., Van a winnowing machine.] 1. To move as with a fan. [1913 Webster] The air . . . fanned with unnumbered plumes. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To cool and refresh, by moving the air with a fan; to blow the air on the face of with a fan. [1913 Webster] 3. To ventilate; to blow on; to affect by air put in motion. [1913 Webster] Calm as the breath which fans our eastern groves. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To winnow; to separate chaff from, and drive it away by a current of air; as, to fan wheat. --Jer. li. 2. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Fanning machine, or Fanning mill, a machine for separating seed from chaff, etc., by a blast of air; a fanner. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fanned adj 1: especially spread in a fan shape; "the peacock's fanned tail"; "the spread-out cards" [syn: fanned, spread- out(a)]