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fervour


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fervor  \Fer"vor\,  n.  [Written  also  {fervour}.]  [OF.  fervor, 
  fervour,  F.  ferveur,  L.  fervor,  fr  fervere  See  {Fervent}.] 
  1.  Heat;  excessive  warmth. 
 
  The  fevor  of  ensuing  day  --Waller. 
 
  2.  Intensity  of  feeling  or  expression;  glowing  ardor; 
  passion;  holy  zeal;  earnestness.  --Hooker. 
 
  Winged  with  fervor  of  her  love.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  {Fervor},  {Ardor}. 
 
  Usage:  Fervor  is  a  boiling  heat,  and  ardor  is  a  burning  heat. 
  Hence  in  metaphor,  we  commonly  use  fervor  and  its 
  derivatives  when  we  conceive  of  thoughts  or  emotions 
  under  the  image  of  ebullition,  or  as  pouring 
  themselves  forth.  Thus  we  speak  of  the  fervor  of 
  passion,  fervid  declamation,  fervid  importunity, 
  fervent  supplication,  fervent  desires,  etc  Ardent  is 
  used  when  we  think  of  anything  as  springing  from  a 
  deepseated  glow  of  soul;  as  ardent  friendship,  ardent 
  zeal,  ardent  devotedness;  burning  with  ardor  for  the 
  fight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fervour 
  n  :  feelings  of  great  warmth  and  intensity;  "he  spoke  with  great 
  ardor"  [syn:  {ardor},  {ardour},  {fervor},  {fervency},  {fire}, 
  {fervidness}] 




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