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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
fun
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a sense of fun (=the ability to enjoy yourself and make things fun)
▪ What I liked about Maria was her sense of fun.
fun run
good fun
▪ That was good fun.
half the fun
▪ Getting covered in mud is half the fun.
harmless fun
▪ It was just a bit of harmless fun.
joining in the fun
▪ In the evening there was a barbecue, with the whole village joining in the fun.
jolly good fun
▪ It was all jolly good fun.
time flies when you’re having fun
▪ ‘Is it midnight already?’ ‘Well, you know what they say – time flies when you’re having fun!’
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
clean
▪ Hard work it was, but good, clean fun.
▪ And among the other questions this month: Is bathroom humour just good clean fun?
▪ It's all good clean shaven fun.
▪ But for the good clean fun of international football, they would have gone on being indifferent to those others.
▪ So why does this free entertainment not qualify for the description of good clean fun?
enormous
▪ It would have been enormous fun, she thought wistfully, to help work Water Gypsy up and down the canal system.
▪ As always happens in Great Groups, people had enormous amounts of fun.
▪ This was enormous fun and right first time!
▪ Giving that old computer away can be enormous fun.
▪ A whole new language, but one that translated meant enormous fun.
▪ We have had several letters from readers extolling the virtues of ponies, and how many are having enormous fun with them.
▪ He was enormous fun and there was also that elusive and comforting reminder of Uncle Dimitri.
▪ The captain of Prince Charles s team. Enormous fun!
good
▪ Goatsong is also quite good fun as literary games go.
▪ Being on their good side is fun.
▪ Anyway, it was good fun, so we did it again the next year.
▪ He says it's good fun.
▪ Hard work it was, but good, clean fun.
▪ Male speaker It's absolutely excellent, really good fun, very realistic.
▪ Groups are good fun - and make good sense.
▪ It was good fun but thank goodness my parents never learned of my involvement.
great
▪ Although money is not plentiful, Marjorie and Tom are finding retirement great fun.
▪ For the boys, it was all great fun.
▪ That has all been great fun.
▪ Of course, I am delighted to be in, and have great fun up there....
▪ This is just a whim but it is great fun.
▪ It had been great fun, much more so than he had anticipated.
▪ It was great fun and they worked so carefully they didn't spill one single drop of sponge mixture.
harmless
▪ It will provide harmless fun for millions and give valuable funding to the Arts and sports.
▪ Obviously, he still thought he was just having a little harmless fun.
▪ He did not think people wanted harmless fun on Sunday.
▪ He'd never done it before but thought it sounded like harmless fun.
▪ On stage at least - far away from allegations of steroid abuse - it is good harmless fun.
real
▪ The drive is fairly tight with the wind against you but with the second shot, the real fun begins.
▪ This is where the real fun starts.
▪ Forget the Cup Final ... the real fun was at the play-offs.
▪ From there, however, the real fun of lunch at Gandhi gets under way.
▪ We had real fun with Marie cutting my hair.
▪ But the real fun is in the trading.
▪ It's real difficult on account of all the sea and sky and that, but it's real fun.
▪ But the real fun is going on in a nearby barn with pumpkin lanterns.
■ VERB
join
▪ It wasn't long before other families on board were sending their children to join in the fun.
▪ Even California wineries have joined in the fun.
▪ And it's inviting adults of all ages to go along and join in the fun.
▪ Other families, some from as far away as Escondido, often joined the fun.
▪ The railway will be operating as normal and anyone who turns up on the day can join in the fun.
▪ Such luminaries as Elliot Gould and Steve Martin join in the fun.
▪ Tim donned the Father Christmas outfit to join in the festive fun ... and give everyone another teaser.
▪ It would almost be irresponsible not to join in on the fun.
make
▪ What the little boys remembered about his class was that he made divinity fun, even though it was before breakfast.
▪ We may make fun of the refrigerators and vitamins, the accumulation of gadgets...
▪ I make fun of them, annoy them, have a joke with them.
▪ But their diminutive size makes for fun eating.
▪ Richardson's enthusiasm made his visits great fun, but he could be brusque.
▪ They may feel very angry at peo-ple who make fun of them.
▪ Are you down to making fun of Alzheimer's sufferers?
▪ And loved even more making fun of bad grammar.
poke
▪ Others, abandoning the usual Republican reverence for big money, poked fun at his inherited millions.
▪ A whole category of jokes has been created to poke fun at Microsoft and its operating system, Windows 95.
▪ He spoke often of Eliot, trying from time to time to poke gentle fun at him.
▪ My friends poke fun at me by calling me a bully.
sound
▪ I went for it because I liked the flexibility, it sounded fun and I needed the money.
▪ Oh, wow, now that sounds like fun.
▪ It sounded such fun, I could hardly wait.
▪ Sending a message to your sister over the Internet sounds like fun.
▪ He'd never done it before but thought it sounded like harmless fun.
▪ It also sounds like fun to sign up for an Internet mailing list.
spoil
▪ I won't detain you and spoil your fun.
▪ But the language gap does not spoil their fun as they learn how to dive in the offshore reefs.
▪ Cars, of course, could and should have been excluded but that would have spoiled the fun.
▪ Revealing his conclusion would spoil the fun because Hitt tells his story with a deft touch and a sharp wit.
▪ Why did he have the feeling he was spoiling her fun?
watch
▪ But it's great fun watching these little monsters give undercover cop Arnie the run-around.
▪ They ate insects and were fun to watch when one was high.
▪ Her main fun was watching television, and she threw things at people who blocked her view.
▪ A writer writing is not much fun to watch.
▪ Denver will still lose plenty, but it may actually be fun to watch.
▪ This team is fun to watch, but no one is there watching.
▪ Still, this is a young, improving team that has been fun to watch.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a figure of fun
▪ It's always sad when a figure of fun, an easy target for a laugh, disappears into oblivion.
▪ It was not a figure of fun.
▪ Seems my figure is a Figure of Fun ... To everyone but me.
be a bundle of laughs/fun
peace-loving/fun-loving/home-loving etc
poke fun at sb
▪ A whole category of jokes has been created to poke fun at Microsoft and its operating system, Windows 95.
▪ Again and again these feminist lexicographers refuse and indeed poke fun at the authoritative pronouncements of mainstream lexicography.
▪ At the moment he cheerily condemns protesters or pokes fun at the Tories.
▪ He carries on conversations with the fans, jokes with refs, and pokes fun at his own players.
▪ I was even afraid lest any-one poke fun at me.
▪ In fact, one of his most endearing qualities was his ability to puncture his own pomposity and poke fun at himself.
▪ It's time you scrapped your overwritten early loves and learned to poke fun at the real thing.
▪ Newspapers started to defy the strict censorship imposed during the coup and to poke fun at Mr Serrano.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Have you ever been windsurfing? It's really good fun.
▪ It'll be fun seeing all my old friends again.
▪ It's fun to eat out sometimes, instead of cooking at home.
▪ On Saturday night, all I want to do is relax and have some fun.
▪ Planning a vacation is half the fun of it.
▪ Running around a freezing hockey field isn't my idea of fun.
▪ The course was really hard work but it was fun.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ All would be aware of the difficulty of finding ideologically acceptable forms of fun.
▪ In fact, it might even be good for a little fun.
▪ Interests: most music, travel, having fun.
▪ She will give an hour of fashion fun, talking and demonstrating her hat hire service and nearly-new designer fashion business.
▪ Softball provides a chance to get out with friends and have fun.
▪ That and fries and a cold beer and you have got yourself some serious fun.
II.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
game
▪ If you've written a fun game and want to make your fortune, sling the tape and rob a bank!
▪ We were mad when we lost, and this is just a fun game.
▪ Why not try one of the worlds greatest fun games.
▪ Seriously, it's a fun game to play with cheerful animation and bright colours.
way
▪ But most just see it as a fun way of relieving stress.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a figure of fun
▪ It's always sad when a figure of fun, an easy target for a laugh, disappears into oblivion.
▪ It was not a figure of fun.
▪ Seems my figure is a Figure of Fun ... To everyone but me.
be a bundle of laughs/fun
poke fun at sb
▪ A whole category of jokes has been created to poke fun at Microsoft and its operating system, Windows 95.
▪ Again and again these feminist lexicographers refuse and indeed poke fun at the authoritative pronouncements of mainstream lexicography.
▪ At the moment he cheerily condemns protesters or pokes fun at the Tories.
▪ He carries on conversations with the fans, jokes with refs, and pokes fun at his own players.
▪ I was even afraid lest any-one poke fun at me.
▪ In fact, one of his most endearing qualities was his ability to puncture his own pomposity and poke fun at himself.
▪ It's time you scrapped your overwritten early loves and learned to poke fun at the real thing.
▪ Newspapers started to defy the strict censorship imposed during the coup and to poke fun at Mr Serrano.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Boulder is a fun place to live.
▪ Have a fun Labor Day!
▪ Hundreds of people were there and it was a really fun day out.
▪ I like Sam a lot - he's good fun.
▪ Let's invite Margot - she's always fun.
▪ Oh yes, I know Eddie - he's a really fun guy.
▪ Randy's a really fun guy to be around.
▪ The O'Brien boys were always fun to be with.
▪ This weight training class is really fun.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Cruising around in a seaplane is all very well, but water-work is always the most fun.
▪ Stamford are improving their already rad facilities - more street stuff, a fun box with a handrail.
▪ The first step is the fun part.
▪ The informal and fun introduction to classical music costs $ 47 and will be conducted by Greg Hettmansberger.
▪ Walk on the wild side Good news for fans of 1950s style and fun furnishing.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fun

Fun \Fun\, n. [Perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. fonn pleasure.] Sport; merriment; frolicsome amusement. ``Oddity, frolic, and fun.''
--Goldsmith.

To make fun of, to hold up to, or turn into, ridicule.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
fun

"diversion, amusement, mirthful sport," 1727, earlier "a cheat, trick" (c.1700), from verb fun (1680s) "to cheat, hoax," which is of uncertain origin, probably a variant of Middle English fonnen "befool" (c.1400; see fond). Scantly recorded in 18c. and stigmatized by Johnson as "a low cant word." Older senses are preserved in phrase to make fun of (1737) and funny money "counterfeit bills" (1938, though this use of the word may be more for the sake of the rhyme). See also funny. Fun and games "mirthful carryings-on" is from 1906.

fun

1680s, "to cheat;" 1833 "to make fun, jest, joke," from fun (n.). Related: Funning.

fun

mid-15c., "foolish, silly;" 1846, "enjoyable," from fun (n.).

Wiktionary
fun
  1. 1 (context informal English) enjoyable, amusing 2 (context informal English) whimsical, flamboyant n. 1 amusement, enjoyment or pleasure 2 playful, often noisy, activity. v

  2. (context colloquial English) To tease, kid, poke fun at, make fun of.

WordNet
fun
  1. adj. providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining; "an amusing speaker"; "a diverting story"; "a fun thing to do" [syn: amusing, amusive, diverting, fun(a)]

  2. [also: funning, funned]

fun
  1. n. activities that are enjoyable or amusing; "I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around" [syn: merriment, playfulness]

  2. verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun" [syn: play, sport]

  3. violent and excited activity; "she asked for money and then the fun began"; "they began to fight like fun"

  4. a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with" [syn: playfulness]

  5. [also: funning, funned]

Wikipedia
FUN
  • Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
  • Funafuti International Airport
Fun (film)

Fun is a 1994 independent drama film starring Alicia Witt and Renée Humphrey, and directed by Rafal Zielinski. Both Witt and Humphrey won a Special Jury Recognition award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. The film centers on the murder of an elderly woman by two mentally unstable girls. The film is based on a play by James Bosley, which was in turn based on an actual murder that took place in Auburn, California in 1983 by 14-year-old Shirley Wolf and 15-year-old Cindy Collier. The film's title is derived from a diary entry by Wolf, which read: "Today, Cindy and I ran away and killed an old lady. It was lots of fun."

Fun (magazine)

Arthur Boyd Houghton cartoon published by Fun magazine in 1886]] Fun was a Victorian weekly magazine, first published on 21 September 1861. The magazine was founded by the actor and playwright H. J. Byron in competition with Punch magazine.

  1. Fun, volume 1.↩
Fun (disambiguation)

Fun generally refers to recreation or entertainment.

Fun may also refer to:

Fun (Da Mob song)

"Fun" is the name of a House/Garage single (and popular club anthem) recorded by Da Mob, an American House music collective that featured producers Erick Morillo, José Nunez, Carlos "DJ Sneak" Sosa, singer/songwriter Karen "Dajae" Gordon (who wrote the single with the trio) and lead vocalist Jocelyn Brown, who chanted the song's main lyrics, "We're gonna have some fun tonight!" throughout the entire song.

The single reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart the week of April 18, 1998 and spent one week there. It is also the first release single from Morillo's Subliminal Records label, which he also launched in 1998. At first, "Fun" was supposed to feature Dajae as the lead vocalist, which drew positive response via test pressings and buzz across the Atlantic, but Dajae refused to sign the contract with Subliminal, and Brown was brought in to re-record the vocals. Brown’s collaboration with Subliminal is known as "Da Mob," but in other countries she is listed alongside the act as the featured singer.

Fun (Pitbull song)

"Fun" is a song by American rapper Pitbull, featuring American singer Chris Brown. The song was released on April 21, 2015 as the fourth single off of Pitbull's eighth studio album Globalization. The song peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fun (Coldplay song)

"Fun" is a song by British alternative rock band Coldplay, featuring Swedish singer Tove Lo. It is the sixth track from their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams (2015). The song was produced by the band's long-time record producer Rik Simpson along with Norwegian production duo Stargate.

Fun (band)

Fun (stylized as fun.) is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train. Fun has released two albums: Aim and Ignite in August 2009 and Some Nights in February 2012.

The band is best known for three hit singles from Some Nights: Grammy Award-winning " We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monáe), " Some Nights", and " Carry On". "We Are Young" reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts. It also peaked at number one in the United Kingdom. "Some Nights" was released as the album's second single in June 2012, peaking at number three on the Hot 100 chart and becoming Fun's second Top 10 single, as well as the band's second song to reach platinum status in the United States.

On February 10, 2013, Fun won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for "We Are Young". Additionally, Fun was a nominee for four other Grammy Awards: Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo or Group Performance (both for "We Are Young") along with Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (both for Some Nights).

Fun (album)

Fun is an album by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston. It was his first major label release, as well as his only album for Atlantic Records. The album was produced by Butthole Surfers member Paul Leary.

In 1993, Johnston, gaining popularity, was offered a contract under Elektra Records; although a beneficial agreement for Johnston, he refused, since Metallica, a band Johnston believed to be possessed by Satan, was under the label. Johnston, now under the impression that his manager was also possessed by Satan, fired him and continued to look elsewhere for a music label. Johnston signed under Atlantic Records, and released Fun in 1994 while housed in a mental institution. The album was a commercial failure, and in 1996, two years after the release, Johnston was dropped from the Atlantic Records label.

Usage examples of "fun".

They had seemingly endless space on the acreage, and Scott thought it would be fun, and profitable, to build a treehouse in a cluster of evergreens.

He was a playful youngster who often let his adventuresome nature get the better of him, and from time to time his sense of fun took him beyond the limits of good judgment.

Especially Jim Mclnroy, Jim Copeland and Adrienne Airlie unbelievably you make accounting fun!

Halfway through the third Act, Belinda pretended to woo Lackwit, and to allow him to woo her, her true lover, Giovanni Amoroso, being concealed behind a hedge to enjoy the fun.

Perhaps in lands where I am not already known as a figure of fun, an anchoress forever in hiding.

Troy settled at a table in the saloon, finished her drawing and treated it to a lovely blush of aquarelle crayons which she had bought for fun and because they were easy to carry.

For Kenneth, not being more or less above the law like the Duke, or outside it like the Archdeacon, had a distinct feeling that, though it might be good fun to steal your own property under the nose of the police, the police were still likely to maintain an interest in it.

He came over to me on his way back from the buffet, with a glass of freshly squeezed in his hand, as if it had just occurred to him that a chat with the jail-bird might be fun.

And if you wanted to have a little fun with Badger, you would not have disguised yourself and imitated his way of speaking.

She exchanged a twinkly look with Saturn: having a bit of harmless fun baiting the gager.

The children and the parents played all kinds of games, until Blinky disturbed their peace and fun by stumbling over a stone.

Another night shot and no way for him to get back at Madding for bewitching him, or at her little crowd of boho friends for making fun of him every chance they could.

Bing off various parts of the naked body of, and still find pounding beers and doing bongs and lines fun and get to have fun on a nightly after-work basis, cranking the tunes out into the neighborhood air.

Calvin cultivates a few people like Boody because they can always round up some reckless youngsters for fun and games.

I can squeeze out of Bob the Bookie, but it will be fun trying for as long as it lasts.