fun

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Inflections of 'fun' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
funs
v 3rd person singular
funning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
funned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
funned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
fun /fʌn/USA pronunciation   n., 
    [uncountable]
  1. something that provides mirth or amusement:A picnic would be fun.
  2. enjoyment or playfulness:She's full of fun.

adj. 
  1. Informal Termsproviding pleasure or amusement;
    enjoyable:[before a noun]That would be a fun thing to do.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsfor or in fun, as a joke;
    not seriously;
    playfully:We played that prank on him for fun.
  2. Idiomsmake fun of, [+ object] to make the object of jokes, insults, or ridicule;
    deride:likes to make fun of the neighbors.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
fun  (fun),USA pronunciation n., v.,  funned, fun•ning, adj. 
n. 
  1. something that provides mirth or amusement:A picnic would be fun.
  2. enjoyment or playfulness:She's full of fun.
  3. Idiomsfor or  in fun, as a joke;
    not seriously;
    playfully:His insults were only in fun.
  4. like fun, [Informal.]certainly not;
    of doubtful truth:He told us that he finished the exam in an hour. Like fun he did!
  5. Idiomsmake fun of, to make the object of ridicule;
    deride:The youngsters made fun of their teacher.

v.i., v.t. 
  1. Informal Termsjoke;
    kid.

adj. 
  1. Informal Termsof or pertaining to fun, esp. to social fun:a fun thing to do; really a fun person.
  2. Informal Termswhimsical: flamboyant:The fashions this year are definitely on the fun side.
  • dialect, dialectal variant of obsolete fon to befool. See fond1 1675–85
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged merriment, pleasure, play, gaiety.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
fun /fʌn/ n
  1. a source of enjoyment, amusement, diversion, etc
  2. pleasure, gaiety, or merriment
  3. jest or sport (esp in the phrases in or for fun)
  4. fun and gamesfacetious ironic amusement; frivolous activity
  5. make fun of, poke fun atto ridicule or deride
  6. (modifier) full of amusement, diversion, gaiety, etc: a fun sport
Etymology: 17th Century: perhaps from obsolete fon to make a fool of; see fond1
'fun' also found in these entries:
Collocations: (had) a fun [day, time, evening, trip], (that) was a fun [day]!, a fun [person, guy, vibe], more...

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