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
Before all the Blogs Start I believe that the Palin fervor is more basic then conservative and liberal.
In two words, which Wilson later apologized for, all the fury and fervor from the raucous health care town halls of August spilled over into the supposedly civil sanctum of the House of Representatives.
The so-called “second wave” has breathed new life into a protest that was dwindling in fervor by the day.
The timing of this immigration fervor is in time for getting the immigration wedge issue going for election ‘10? when lee atwater’s old index cards are all you have to go on, you tend to end up running the same campaigns over and over and over again. fortunately, amnesiacs like fuzzy and the ‘baggers never catch on that it’s always a re-run.
If personal fervor is the yardstick upon which systems of belief are to be measured, then perhaps bitblt should convert to Islam.
That hurtling-along-the-edge fervor is what stamped the early slam with its signature.
It's really too bad that the Scopes Trial, and attendant religeous fervor, is relevant at all today, but we have "Intelligent (sic) Design" and "Creationism" being pushed on people by well-heeled manipulators like Ayatollah Robertson.
A great Niagara of religious fervor is cascading down around them while they stand obtuse and dry in the little cave of their own parochialism — and many of them are journalists and policy analysts, who are paid to keep up with these things.
Today across the global South a rising religious fervor is coinciding with declining autonomy for nation-states, making useful an analogy with the medieval concept of Christendom — the Res Publica Christiana — as an overarching source of unity and a focus of loyalty transcending mere kingdoms or empires.
No English words convey precisely the mingling of banter, and earnestness, of archness, devotion, shyness and fervor implied in the Latin words as uttered by Vedia.