from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Great warmth and intensity of emotion. See Synonyms at passion.
- n. Intense heat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An intense, heated emotion; passion, ardor.
- n. A passionate enthusiasm for some cause.
- n. Heat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Heat; excessive warmth.
- n. Intensity of feeling or expression; glowing ardor; passion; holy zeal; earnestness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Heat or warmth.
- n. Warmth of feeling; ardor; impassioned earnestness: as, the fervor of enthusiasm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
- n. feelings of great warmth and intensity
Middle English fervour, from Old French, from Latin fervor, from fervēre, to boil; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fervor ("a boiling or raging heat, heat, vehemence, passion"), from fervere ("to boil, be hot"); see fervent. (Wiktionary)