Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who is ardently devoted to something; an enthusiast or advocate.
  • noun An ardent or fanatical adherent of a religion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is devoted or self-dedicated to a cause or practice; a votary; specifically, one given wholly to religious devotion; an extravagantly or superstitiously devout person.
  • noun Synonyms Zealot, enthusiast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who is wholly devoted; esp., one given wholly to religion; one who is superstitiously given to religious duties and ceremonies; a bigot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An ardent enthusiast or admirer
  • noun A fanatical or zealous believer in a particular religion or god

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an ardent follower and admirer

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French devotee ("devoted")

Examples

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.