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fanned


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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.  --Jer.  li  2. 
 
  5.  To  excite  or  stir  up  to  activity,  as  a  fan  axcites  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fanned 
  adj  :  especially  spread  in  a  fan  shape;  "the  peacock's  fanned 
  tail";  "the  spread-out  cards"  [syn:  {spread-out(a)}] 




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