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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ardor  \Ar"dor\,  n.  [L.  ardor,  fr  ardere  to  burn:  cf  OF  ardor, 
  ardur,  F.  ardeur.]  [Spelt  also  {ardour}.] 
  1.  Heat,  in  a  literal  sense  as  the  ardor  of  the  sun's  rays. 
 
  2.  Warmth  or  heat  of  passion  or  affection;  eagerness;  zeal; 
  as  he  pursues  study  with  ardor;  the  fought  with  ardor; 
  martial  ardor. 
 
  3.  pl  Bright  and  effulgent  spirits;  seraphim.  [Thus  used  by 
  Milton.] 
 
  Syn:  Fervor;  warmth;  eagerness.  See  {Fervor}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ardor 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  strong  eagerness  (usually  in  favor  of  a  person 
  or  cause);  "they  were  imbued  with  a  revolutionary 
  ardor";  "he  felt  a  kind  of  religious  zeal"  [syn:  {ardour}, 
  {elan},  {zeal}] 
  2:  intense  feeling  of  love  [syn:  {ardour}] 
  3:  feelings  of  great  warmth  and  intensity;  "he  spoke  with  great 
  ardor"  [syn:  {ardour},  {fervor},  {fervour},  {fervency},  {fire}, 
  {fervidness}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ARDOR,  n.  The  quality  that  distinguishes  love  without  knowledge. 
 
 




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