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fanciful exhibiting use of the imagination; whimsical or imaginative. [3 definitions]
fan club an organization of fans of a particular entertainer, sports team, or other famous entity. Members of a fan club are primarily linked by mail or e-mail.
fancy an idea, opinion, or preference, sometimes not based on reason or reality. [14 definitions]
fancy dress a masquerade costume, esp. one that represents a particular period or class of person.
fancy-free without obligations or commitments, esp. any love attachment.
fancywork ornamental needlework, such as needlepoint or embroidery.
fandango a lively Spanish or Spanish-American dance in triple time for a couple playing castanets, or the music that accompanies this dance.
fanfare a flourish of trumpets, used to mark an entrance or beginning. [2 definitions]
fanfold paper paper that is perforated to allow folding in alternating directions, designed esp. to lie in flat stacks or bulks for continuous feeding, as into computer printers.
fang a long pointed tooth, such as the canine tooth of carnivorous animals or the hollow, grooved tooth by which a venomous snake injects its poison. [3 definitions]
fanjet a jet engine that uses an impeller fan to draw in more air than is needed for fuel combustion, the excess being mixed with the products of the combustion to form an exhaust jet that provides extra thrust; turbofan. [2 definitions]
fanlight a window that is ribbed and shaped like an open fan, usu. above a door.
fan mail correspondence received by a prominent or famous person that contains expressions of praise or admiration.
Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association; FNMA.
fanny (informal) the buttocks.
fan out to separate or spread out widely, or cause to become widely separated or spread out as in the shape of an open fan.
fantail any of various breeds of domestic pigeons or goldfish having wide fan-shaped tails. [3 definitions]
fan-tan a card game in which the winner successfully discards his or her cards in a specific sequence. [2 definitions]
fantasia a musical composition of free or irregular form chosen by the composer. [2 definitions]
fantasist one who creates fantasies, esp. a writer of fantasies.
fantasize to indulge in fantasy or daydreams. [2 definitions]