en·thu·si·ast /-ˌæst, əst/
En·thu·si·ast n. 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.
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]