1. A person who backs a politician or a team etc.
2. A person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves
3. Someone who admires; especially an admirer of a young woman; SYN. adorer.
(Spanish) keen follower of sport; “fan”.
A person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a usually fervently pursued interest or activity; devotee
A serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
ETYM French, from Latin amator lover, from amare to love.
1. Does not play for pay.
2. Someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime.
1. A soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen.
2. Bare skin.
One who is wholly devoted; esp., one given wholly to religion; one who is superstitiously given to religious duties and ceremonies.
ETYM Italian, prop. p. pr. of dillettare to take delight in, from Latin delectare to delight. Related to Delight.
1. An admirer or lover of the fine arts.
2. (Popularly) An amateur; especially, one who dabbles in an art or a branch of knowledge without serious application.
Dabbler or lover of fine arts.
Amateur of fine arts; superficial lover or practicer of art.
ETYM AS. fann, from Latin vannus fan, van for winnowing grain; cf. French van. Related to Van a winnowing machine, Winnow.
1. A device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces.
2. An ardent follower; SYN. buff, devotee, lover, afficionado.
Fashion accessory, opening from the folded state into a semicircular shape which is held in the hand and gently moved backward and forward to create a circulation of air, cooling the holder of the fan.
Fans were introduced into Europe through trade routes from the East in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Made of materials such as sandalwood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, feathers, silk, paper, and lace, and sometimes decorated with hand-painted designs, fans reached the height of popularity in the 18th century.