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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enthusiast  \En*thu"si*ast\,  n.  [Gr.  ?:  cf  F.  enthousiaste.] 
  One  moved  or  actuated  by  enthusiasm;  as: 
  a  One  who  imagines  himself  divinely  inspired,  or  possessed 
  of  some  special  revelation;  a  religious  madman;  a 
  fanatic. 
  b  One  whose  mind  is  wholly  possessed  and  heated  by  what 
  engages  it  one  who  is  influenced  by  a  peculiar;  fervor 
  of  mind;  an  ardent  and  imaginative  person. 
 
  Enthusiasts  soon  understand  each  other  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  Syn:  Visionary;  fanatic;  devotee;  zealot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enthusiast 
  n  1:  an  ardent  and  enthusiastic  supporter  of  some  person  or 
  activity  [syn:  {partisan},  {partizan}] 
  2:  a  person  having  a  strong  liking  for  something  [syn:  {fancier}] 




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