FUN

fun, merriment, playfulness

(noun) activities that are enjoyable or amusing; “I do it for the fun of it”; “he is fun to have around”

fun

(noun) violent and excited activity; “she asked for money and then the fun began”

playfulness, fun

(noun) a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; “her playfulness surprised me”; “he was fun to be with”

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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

fun (uncountable)

amusement, enjoyment or pleasure

playful, often noisy, activity.

Synonyms

• (enjoyment, amusement): amusement, diversion, enjoyment, a laugh, pleasure

• (playful, often noisy, activity): boisterousness, horseplay, rough and tumble

Adjective

fun (comparative more fun or funner, superlative most fun)

(informal) enjoyable, amusing

(informal) whimsical, flamboyant

Usage notes

• Note that, prescriptively, the adjectival use of fun is often considered unacceptable in formal contexts. This includes censure of the comparative and superlative funner and funnest, but equally constructions such as very fun (rather than, say, a lot of fun). For more, see Quinion's discussion.

Verb

fun (third-person singular simple present funs, present participle funning, simple past and past participle funned)

(colloquial) To tease, kid, poke fun at, make fun of.

Anagrams

• FNU, NFU, unf

Source: Wiktionary


Fun, n. Etym: [Perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. fonn pleasure.]

Definition: Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement. "Oddity, frolic, and fun." Goldsmith. To make fan of, to hold up to, or turn into, ridicule.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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