fanned; fanning transitive verb 1 a : to drive away the chaff of (grain) by means of a current of air b : to eliminate (chaff) by winnowing 2 : to move or impel (air) with a fan 3 : to blow or breathe upon the breeze fanning her hair 4 a : to direct a current of air upon with a fan b : to stir up to activity as if by fanning : stimulate
1. a device for producing a current of air by the movement of one or more broad surfaces. 2. an implement of feathers, leaves, paper, etc., often in the shape of a triangle or a semicircle, for waving lightly in the hand to create a cooling current of air about the body.
fanning verb present participle of fan 1 as in igniting Synonyms & Similar Words Relevance igniting inflaming kindling triggering inciting stirring sparking enflaming provoking inducing encouraging instigating moving arousing stimulating activating fomenting animating galvanizing driving motivating energizing fermenting quickening piquing abetting
fanning He discovered he could extend his own influence by fanning the ecclesiastics' fears that the emperor was no longer the best guarantor of their autonomy. From the Cambridge English Corpus Seeds were air-dried to a water content of 7-8% (dry weight basis), cleaned by rubbing and fanning, and hand-examined to ensure fill.
Mary Elle Fanning (born April 9, 1998) is an American actress. She made her film debut as the younger version of her sister Dakota Fanning 's character in the drama film I Am Sam (2001). As a child actress , she appeared in several films, including Babel (2006), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , and Phoebe in Wonderland (both 2008).
Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994) is an American actress. She rose to prominence at the age of seven for her performance as Lucy Dawson in the drama film I Am Sam (2001), for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination at the age of eight, making her the youngest nominee in SAG history.
Fanning is a revolver shooting technique in which the shooter uses one hand to hold the gun and pull the trigger, while using the other hand to cock back the hammer repeatedly in a slapping-like fashion without touching any other parts of the gun.