from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure.
- n. Enjoyment; amusement: have fun at the beach.
- n. Playful, often noisy, activity.
- intransitive v. Informal To behave playfully; joke.
- adj. Informal Enjoyable; amusing: "You're a real fun guy” ( Margaret Truman).
- idiom for As a joke; playfully.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. enjoyable, amusing.
- adj. whimsical, flamboyant
- n. amusement, enjoyment or pleasure.
- n. playful, often noisy, activity.
- v. To tease, kid, poke fun at.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
[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.