fun

fun
1 /fVn/ adjective
1 (only before noun) a fun activity or experience is enjoyable: It was a fun night out - we'll have to do it again sometime.
2 someone who is fun is enjoyable to be with because they are cheerful and amusing : a fun person/girl/guy etc especially AmE: She's a fun person to be around. | good/great fun BrE: The O'Brian boys were great fun.
2 noun (U)
1 an experience or activity that is very enjoyable and exciting: It's no fun to be working inside when the weather's nice. | good/great fun BrE: Why don't you come with us? It'll be great fun. | have fun (=to have an enjoyable time): The children were having so much fun, I hated to call them inside. | What fun! (=that sounds very enjoyable!)
2 for fun also for the fun of it if you do something for fun, you do it because you enjoy it and not for any other reason: We drove all the way to the beach, just for fun.
3 full of fun playful and liking amusement: Jan's always so cheerful and full of fun.
4 fun and games playful activities: My job isn't all fun and games you know - I work hard as well.
5 not be my idea of fun used to talk about an activity, situation etc that is exciting or interesting to other people but is not for you: Digging up old bones in a hot desert is not my idea of fun.
6 in fun if you make a joke or say something about someone in fun, you do not intend it to be insulting: Don't get upset Chris, she only said it in fun.
7 make fun of sb/sth to make a joke about someone that is insulting or makes them feel bad: The kids at school always made fun of Jill's clothes.
8 like fun AmE spoken used when you think something will not happen, or when something is not true: “I'm going to Barbara's house.” “Like fun you are! Come and finish your chores first.”
—see also: funny, figure of fun figure 1 (14), poke fun at poke 1 (5)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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