Ar·dor n. [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.
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,
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,