What does FUN mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fun, merriment, playfulnessnoun

    activities that are enjoyable or amusing

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

  2. fun, play, sportnoun

    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. funnoun

    violent and excited activity

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

  4. playfulness, funnoun

    a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement

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


  1. funnoun

    amusement, enjoyment or pleasure.

  2. funnoun

    playful, often noisy, activity.

  3. funverb

    To tease, kid, poke fun at.

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

  4. funadjective

    enjoyable, amusing.

  5. funadjective

    whimsical, flamboyant

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

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


  1. Fun

    Fun is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "Light-hearted pleasure, enjoyment, or amusement; boisterous joviality or merrymaking; entertainment". Although particularly associated with recreation and play, it may be encountered during working time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Funnoun

    sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement

  2. Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. fun

    To enjoy laughter and love.

    It's fun to play with children they are such good fun.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  
  2. fun


    Submitted by gringo.ramon1989 on February 15, 2021  

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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

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  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

Examples of FUN in a Sentence

  1. Ji Byung-soo:

    Life begins at in your 70s, let's be happy and have fun.

  2. Resident Yoshiko Fujino:

    He's like a family member - he's very comforting. It's fun, coming home to a sparrow, my grandchildren have grown up, and there's none who are still small, so I don't know how to say it clearly, but he's like a family member.

  3. George Lucas:

    You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized, people try to make decisions about what you're going to do before you do it. It's not much fun. You can't experiment. You have to do it a certain way.

  4. Andrew Smith:

    One of the fun things for reporters to do is to go through that list of bills that are filed the first day and find the craziest ones that are in there, there are always several you can point to.

  5. George Geis:

    It's a daily saga and it's so much unpredictability, given the potential acquirer [ Musk ] and what Elon Musk might do, above all, it's going to be a fun one to watch.

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    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    • A. summon
    • B. elaborate
    • C. loom
    • D. elate

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