What does fun mean?

Definitions for funfʌn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fun, merriment, playfulness(noun)

    activities that are enjoyable or amusing

    "I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around"

  2. fun, play, sport(noun)

    verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

    "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"

  3. fun(noun)

    violent and excited activity

    "she asked for money and then the fun began"; "they began to fight like fun"

  4. playfulness, fun(noun)

    a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement

    "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"


  1. fun(Noun)

    amusement, enjoyment or pleasure.

  2. fun(Noun)

    playful, often noisy, activity.

  3. fun(Verb)

    To tease, kid, poke fun at.

    Hey, don't get bent out of shape over it; I was just funning you.

  4. fun(Adjective)

    enjoyable, amusing.

  5. fun(Adjective)

    whimsical, flamboyant

    This year's fashion style is much more fun than recent seasons.

  6. Origin: From fon, fonne, probably of origin, related to fånig, fåne. Compare also fomme, fume. More at fon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fun(noun)

    sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement

  2. Origin: [Perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. fonn pleasure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fun

    fun, n. merriment: sport.—Be great fun, to be very amusing; In fun, in joke, not seriously; Like fun (coll.), in a rapid manner; Not to see the fun of, not to take as a joke. [Prob. a form of obs. fon, to befool. Skeat refers to Ir. fonn, delight.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FUN

    Joy. FUNCTION Devoid of joy. As ye sew, so shall ye rip. G Money makes the mayor go.--_Proverbs of Politics._ GALLON From the Fr. _galonner_, to make tight. Note, one is sufficient.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fun' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3096

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fun' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2040

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fun' in Nouns Frequency: #1264

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fun' in Adjectives Frequency: #702

Anagrams for fun »

  1. FNU NFU, unf

  2. FNU

  3. NFU

  4. Unf


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fun in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Customer Engagement LoCash members:

    We go onstage and have fun because, if we’re having fun, the audience has fun.

  2. James Thurber:

    The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.

  3. James Thurber, in Edward R. Murrow television interview:

    The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.

  4. Geoff Ogilvy:

    The most fun is contention, it's not fun propping up fields. I don't do this to finish 40th and have no excitement. The happiest I am on the course is in contention. I'd rather be that guy.

  5. Doug Hall:

    Fun is fundamental. There is no way around it. You absolutely must have fun. Without fun, there is no enthusiasm. Without enthusiasm, there is no energy. Without energy, there are only shades of gray.

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