fun Definition

  • 1enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure
  • 2a source of this

Using fun: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fun" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    We had a lot of fun at the party.

  • Example

    Playing board games is always fun.

  • Example

    It's no fun being stuck in traffic.

  • Example

    She's a lot of fun to be around.

fun Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using fun

  • fun and games

    a situation that is enjoyable but not serious


    The first few weeks of the project were all fun and games, but now we have to get serious.

  • extremely amusing or entertaining


    The party was more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

  • not enjoyable or pleasant


    Being sick is not much fun.

Phrases with fun

  • to mock or ridicule someone or something


    He made fun of her accent.

  • to make fun of someone or something in a playful or teasing way


    They were poking fun at each other's outfits.

  • to enjoy oneself


    I always have fun when I'm with my friends.


Summary: fun in Brief

The term 'fun' [fสŒn] refers to enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure. It can be a source of entertainment, as in 'Playing board games is always fun,' or a description of a person, as in 'She's a lot of fun to be around.' 'Fun' also appears in phrases like 'make fun of' and idioms like 'more fun than a barrel of monkeys,' meaning extremely amusing or entertaining.

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