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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fer·vor n. [Written also fervour.]
 1. Heat; excessive warmth.
    The fevor of ensuing day.   --Waller.
 2. Intensity of feeling or expression; glowing ardor; passion; holy zeal; earnestness.
    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) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up; "his
           face was flushed with excitement and his hands
           trembled"; "he tried to calm those who were in a state
           of extreme inflammation" [syn: excitement, excitation,
            inflammation, fervor]
      2: feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great
         ardor" [syn: ardor, ardour, fervor, fervency, fire,