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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fun:


The word fun is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun fun

What does fun mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: funs

  1. activities that are enjoyable or amusing
    • examples: I do it for the fun of it | he is fun to have around
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of fun: merriment / playfulness
    • more generic words: diversion / recreation = an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
  2. verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
  3. violent and excited activity
    • example: she asked for money and then the fun began
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: activity = any specific behavior
  4. a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement

Alternative definition of the noun fun


  1. amusement, enjoyment or pleasure.
  2. playful, often noisy, activity.

Definition of the adjective fun

What does fun mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: funner | funnest

  1. [informal] enjoyable, amusing.
  2. [informal] whimsical, flamboyant

Definition of the verb fun

What does fun mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: funned, funning

  1. [colloquial] To tease, kid, poke fun at.


  1. "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.
  2. "Fun": Fun-Can Be Dangerous Sometimes is a 2005 Hindi Thriller film directed by Sunjay Zaveri and produced by Goldie Tucker .The film features Aryan Vaid,Siddharth Koirala and Payal Rohatgi as main characters. The plot of the film deal with a theme of husband swapping.It is first ever in Bollywood as source reveals.
  3. "Fun" is a short film.


  1. Fun is a fictional character from the 1998 film O-Negative.
  2. Fun is a fictional character from the 2010 film Gallants.

There are other characters with in their name, like Fun Fun and Lai fun.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Fun

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Google previewExodus to the Virtual World (2007)

How Online Fun Is Changing Reality by Edward Castronova

Fun is a part of happiness, a subset of all positive emotional states. Many forms of happiness can...

Moreover, many forms of happiness do not require that you do anything, whereas fun is an attribute of activity. A person can feel...

Google previewProb & Solutions In C++ (2008)

by Venugopal

char *fun(); Here fun is a function that returns a pointer to char.

Google previewEntertainment Industries (2014)

Entertainment as a Cultural System by Alan McKee, Dr Alan McKee, Christy Collis, Ben Hamley

Fun is a key entertainment virtue. Entertainment can be silly. It is not somber. Among the central lessons of producing entertainment is ...

Google previewThe Elements of Natural Or Experimental Philosophy (1803)

by Tiberius Cavallo

fun is a revolution of 28 years, in which time the days of the months return again to the fame days of the week ; the sun's place returns to the fame signs and degrees of the ecliptic on the fame months and days, so as not to differ one degree in ...

Google previewThe Adventure Time Encyclopaedia (Encyclopedia) (2013)

Inhabitants, Lore, Spells, and Ancient Crypt Warnings of the Land of Ooo Circa 19.56 B.G.E. - 501 A.G.E. by Martin Olson

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Quotes about Fun

Learn to wait,
But ask for fun.
Learn to risk,
To have more fun.

No risk, No fun
That's what I say.
No risk, No fun
I think it's true. (Rudy Rico Castillo)
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Scrabble value of F4U1N1

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FUN

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