American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure.
- n. Enjoyment; amusement: have fun at the beach.
- n. Playful, often noisy, activity.
- v. Informal To behave playfully; joke.
- adj. Informal Enjoyable; amusing: "You're a real fun guy” ( Margaret Truman).
- idiom. for As a joke; playfully.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mirthful sport; frolicsome amusement; enjoyment from gay or comical action or speech.
- n. Mirthful wit or humor; sportive gaiety of speech or manner; drollery; whimsicality.
- To make fun; jest; joke: as, I was only funning.
- adj. informal enjoyable, amusing.
- adj. informal whimsical, flamboyant
- n. amusement, enjoyment or pleasure.
- n. playful, often noisy, activity.
- v. colloquial To tease, kid, poke fun at.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement.
- n. verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
- n. violent and excited activity
- n. a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
- n. activities that are enjoyable or amusing
- From Middle English fon, fonne ("foolish, simple, silly"), probably of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish fånig ("foolish"), Swedish fåne ("a fool"). Compare also Norwegian fomme, fume ("a fool"). More at fon. (Wiktionary)
- Possibly from fon, to make a fool of, from Middle English fonnen, to fool, possibly from fonne, fool. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“[I use the term fun as a paradigmatic construct as defined by Erving Durkheim, Emile Goffman and Charles Bronson which means, in theoretic terms, the whole enchilada.]”
“Trying to use the term fun to mean only pattern-learning when most people also use it to mean kinesthetic and other sensation-dependent enjoyment is just going to confuse people.”
“He gave what he called "fun facts" about the four generations of cellar masters who have harvested the product.”
“An organization called Citizens for the Preservation of Bay2Breakers is also fighting to keep what they call the "fun police" from ending their carnival.”
“When iconic characters pass on their mantle, a big part of the fun is the redesign.”
“Serkong Rinpoche's comment to me in Tibetan about this whole event was, "This is what they call fun?”
“The new looks for Misty and Colleen are part of what makes this title fun, with Misty channeling Foxxy Cleopatra and Colleen doing the all-white ‘Kill Bill’ riff.”
“After that, there are two more, which they call fun options.”
“No, all the growth and the opportunity and the fun is at the leading edge, at the place where change happens.”
“The Super Bowl may be in Detroit, but the fun is across the river in Windsor.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘fun’.
With the exception of abbreviations and mosaic words all types of words (proper names, past tense of verbs, etc.) are allowed.
Words overused in modern pop music.
Also see ruzuzu's list: Words that should be heard in songs more often.
A list of English words that are three letters long.
The middle-aged corporate marketer's version of a teen lexicon.
Nabbed from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROT-13#Letter_games_and_net_culture: words that become other existing words (or failing that, acronyms) when a Caesar shift of 13 places is applied to them.
3 letter words, not the girl band.
boggle and speed scrabble would not be half as fun without them.
I love words, especially the ones I make up with my friends.
Okay, I admit it. I made a list of words my daughter knew when she was two years old.
Very basic words for ESL students.
Looking for tweets for fun.