American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Marked by great passion or zeal: a fervid patriot.
- adj. Extremely hot; burning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Burning; glowing; hot: as, fervid heat; the fervid sands.
- Vehement; eager; impassioned: as, fervid zeal; a fervid glance.
- Synonyms Fiery, glowing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. extremely hot
- adj. characterized by intense emotion
- From Latin fervidus, from ferveō. (Wiktionary)
- Latin fervidus, from fervēre, to boil; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Here the middle-aged poet recalls the fervid dreams of his youth and thinks of them under the image of airy sprites attending his rushing chariot, like the Hours in Guido's picture.”
The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller
“His letters are not the ardent, passionate, romantic epistles recalling the fervid style and thought of the _Nouvelle Héloïse_.”
“But lo! the sun recalls his fervid ray, And cold and dim the wat’ry visions fail; While o’er yon cliff, whose pointed craggs decay, Mild Evening draws her thin empurpled veil!”
“In the fervid atmosphere of the late 60s, not everybody recognized to what extent this was true.”
“Grand total: 305 hp. The fervid, overreaching exhaust note is what a very fine sports car would sound like if it got a hernia.”
“His hair, by contrast, he wore with a sharp side part and a fervid rectitude, as if all his phony honor depended on it.”
“All in all, Christopher Allen has crafted another fun fan film, creating a credible revival of a show beloved by a fervid fanbase.”
“The birds were assembled beneath leafy shade, or made short, languid flights in search of food, all save the majestic buzzard; with broad wings out-spread he sailed the warm air unwarily from ridge to ridge, seeming to enjoy the fervid sunshine like a butterfly.”
“The name and space of Barbara Stratton 's TriBeCa lunch counter might have changed, but the homey food—and its fervid fans—have remained the same.”
“So I took a keen interest when, at the fervid climax of the health-care debate in mid-December, a Washington Post blogger, Ezra Klein, declared that Senator Joseph Lieberman, by refusing to vote for a bill with a public option, was apparently “willing to cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands” of uninsured people in order to punish the progressives who had opposed his reelection in 2006.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘fervid’.
These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
Words I've studying in preparation for the GRE exam
just plain hot
words i need to memorize
Collection of my wordnik word search
FOM - cards - 1/2
Words I know... but can never seem to remember while speaking or writing!
My Favorite Words
Vocabulary building for my quest of GRE 2013
Looking for tweets for fervid.