noun \ˈfən\

: someone or something that is amusing or enjoyable : an enjoyable experience or person

: an enjoyable or amusing time

: the feeling of being amused or entertained

Full Definition of FUN

:  what provides amusement or enjoyment; specifically :  playful often boisterous action or speech <full of fun>
:  a mood for finding or making amusement <all in fun>
a :  amusement, enjoyment <sickness takes all the fun out of life>
b :  derisive jest :  sport, ridicule <a figure of fun>
:  violent or excited activity or argument

Examples of FUN

  1. I can't remember when I've had so much fun.
  2. Sickness takes all the fun out of life.

Origin of FUN

English dialect fun to hoax, perhaps alteration of Middle English fonnen, from fonne dupe
First Known Use: 1727

Synonym Discussion of FUN

fun, jest, sport, game, play mean action or speech that provides amusement or arouses laughter. fun usually implies laughter or gaiety but may imply merely a lack of serious or ulterior purpose <played cards just for fun>. jest implies lack of earnestness and may suggest a hoaxing or teasing <hurt by remarks said only in jest>. sport applies especially to the arousing of laughter against someone <teasing begun in sport led to anger>. game is close to sport, and often stresses mischievous or malicious fun <made game of their poor relations>. play stresses the opposition to earnest without implying any malice or mischief <pretended to strangle his brother in play>.

Rhymes with FUN



: to speak or act in a way that is not serious


Full Definition of FUN

intransitive verb
:  to indulge in banter or play :  joke

Examples of FUN

  1. He's just funning with you.
  2. <just a couple of old friends funning with each other>

First Known Use of FUN




: providing amusement : amusing or enjoyable

sometimes fun·ner sometimes fun·nest

Full Definition of FUN

:  providing entertainment, amusement, or enjoyment <a fun party> <a fun person to be with>
:  full of fun :  pleasant <have a fun time>

Examples of FUN

  1. Our vacation was a fun time.
  2. She's a fun person to be with.
  3. The park is a fun place to visit.
  4. We had a fun time at the movie.

First Known Use of FUN

circa 1846


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