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

 zeal /ˈzi(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Zeal, v. i. To be zealous.  [Obs. & R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Zeal n.
 1. Passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor.  “Ambition varnished o'er with zeal.” --Milton.  Zeal, the blind conductor of the will.” --Dryden.  Zeal's never-dying fire.” --Keble.
    I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.   --Rom. x. 2.
    A zeal for liberty is sometimes an eagerness to subvert with little care what shall be established.   --Johnson.
 2. A zealot.  [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: ardor,
            ardour, elan]
      2: excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he
         had an absolute zeal for litigation"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    an earnest temper; may be enlightened (Num. 25:11-13; 2 Cor.
    7:11; 9:2), or ignorant and misdirected (Rom. 10:2; Phil. 3:6).
    As a Christian grace, it must be grounded on right principles
    and directed to right ends (Gal. 4:18). It is sometimes ascribed
    to God (2 Kings 19:31; Isa. 9:7; 37:32; Ezek. 5:13).