Adjective "fun" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/fʌn/

Definitions and examples

noun

Enjoyment, amusement, or light-hearted pleasure.
  1. 'Kerry leans his head back and laughs heartily, because he's having fun, you know?'
  2. 'But now we have to do reinterviews of people that are having fun getting in the spotlight.'
  3. 'Maybe that's a function of getting older - you reach a point where you realise you're just not having fun anymore, and so you leave.'
  4. 'These guys are having fun doing what they are doing and it shows.'
  5. 'Someone in the database has been having fun and this fun will shortly come to an end.'
  6. 'Play with your baby - this shows you like spending time together having fun.'
  7. 'Are you planning and resting and having fun or concentrating on 2001's season?'
  8. 'Rather, we just need a venue to get together to show that we are just as much into having fun as we are into pursuing our academic ventures.'
  9. 'He had his own fun, having fun, dancing, reggae, all that, on the beach and all that.'
  10. 'However, even a single inexhaustible form of unproblematic fun is enough to avoid the problems above.'
  11. 'people-watching is great fun'
  12. 'Fashion, fripperies and fun seemed to be consuming the nation.'
  13. 'Coupled with learning, fun, jive and jest, to enhance one's personality one must get a good campus life.'
  14. 'Before you can even play the disc a screen pops up with some enhanced fun.'
  15. 'Ticket sales have been going very well for what will be a great night of fun and fashion.'
  16. 'He had managed to befriend them all in Sadie's service, and proved to be an excellent source of fun.'
  17. 'Simply because he seems to be having so much fun, Michael Rudder stands out in an able cast of seven.'
  18. 'Those who engage in vandalism in most cases do so as a source of fun for themselves and their friends.'
  19. 'Village carnivals are a source for both fun and community pride.'
  20. 'The November wind was chilly, but I didn't think that it was too cold to have some good old fashioned fun.'
  21. 'To them the pipe lagging was a plaything, a source of fun.'
  22. 'Honey is a young golden mixed breed terrier, who likes cats, and is full of fun and playful.'
  23. 'He had the most amazing bright eyes, full of laughter and fun.'
  24. 'I like that Jon Stewart's guests seem to have a good sense of humour, and have fun with the show and the host.'
  25. 'This is fabulous stuff, evocative and ethereal while also being playful and fun.'
  26. 'Gold jewellery worn in layers best conveys the mood of fun, playfulness and stylish chaos.'
  27. 'Intelligent and obedient, this breed also has a character full of fun.'
  28. 'These people were friendly, courteous to excess, and full of fun.'
  29. 'She was always full of fun and trusted everyone she met.'
  30. 'She's 82 and as full of fun and mischief as ever, over the phone - even though she's hardly able to walk these days.'
  31. 'From the student perspective she was seen as the warmest of people, very popular with her peers and full of fun.'
  32. 'the column's just a bit of fun'
  33. 'It was a week of good fun rather than serious education.'
  34. 'The camp is back with all the usual mix of fun, activities and medical treatment as in previous years.'
  35. 'It is just a bit of fun for charity and hopefully it will raise a lot of money for the relief fund.'
  36. 'At first it was just for exercise, just a bit of fun - she didn't want to punish herself - but gradually she wanted more and more.'
  37. 'I am not looking for marriage, just a bit of fun and attention.'
  38. 'Most of them came there just to have fun while others were serious about winning.'
  39. 'It's just a bit of fun to let the kids have a good time and raise some money for the charity.'
  40. 'I've always followed fashion and would love to be a model, but it's all just a bit of fun really.'
  41. 'It goes without saying that financial astrology is just a bit of fun.'
  42. 'Music and dance on the tarmac, bouncing castle and other fun activities and lots of fun.'

adjective

Amusing, entertaining, or enjoyable.
  1. 'being on set with the cast and crew was really fun'
  2. 'I sucked it up, however, complimented her on her gown, and wished her and her friends a fun evening.'
  3. 'Rather than being victim to this silly debate, we should move forward and embrace this interesting and fun addition to sex.'
  4. 'For ten years, Gary Martin has made some of the most interesting and fun dance music around.'
  5. 'The evening proceeded with a fun quiz and was followed by a musical quiz.'
  6. 'But all in all, paying took about half an hour which was a tedious, tiresome end to what was otherwise a fun evening.'
  7. 'Which is sad, because this guy makes some of the most interesting and fun music in Wellington, or even New Zealand.'
  8. 'However, on landing all was well and the group set out for Athy having had an enjoyable, interesting and fun weekend.'
  9. 'The bustle and madness of the day slowly faded into the exchange of fun memories towards the evening.'
  10. 'I hope people voted for the Greens, because as a bunch they are actually fun and interesting people.'
  11. 'A fun evening this, finishing off an altogether worthwhile and enjoyable season on a pleasant note.'

verb

Joke or tease.
  1. with object 'they are just funning you'

Definitions

1. something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun.

2. enjoyment or playfulness: She's full of fun. verb (used with or without object), funned, funning

3. Informal. joke; kid. adjective, funner, funnest.

4. Informal. of or relating to fun, especially to social fun: a fun thing to do; really a fun person; the funnest game.

5. Informal. whimsical; flamboyant: The fashions this year are definitely on the fun side. Idioms

6. for / in fun, as a joke; not ser

More examples(as adjective)

"debates can be fun for features."

"debates can be fun as contempts."

"types can be fun for forwards."

"trainings can be fun in/at/on yesterdays."

"trainings can be fun in/at/on days."

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Origin

Late 17th century (denoting a trick or hoax): from obsolete fun ‘to cheat or hoax’, dialect variant of late Middle English fon ‘make a fool of, be a fool’, related to fon ‘a fool’, of unknown origin. Compare with fond.

Phrase

for fun
fun and games
in fun
like fun
make fun of
not much (or a lot of) fun
not one's idea of fun
what fun!