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fervent

adjective

  1. (passionate)  characterized by intense emotion
    Synonyms: ardent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid. Similar to: passionate
  2. (hot)  extremely hot
    Synonyms: fervid. Similar to: hot

Etymology summary

Old French fervent, from Latin ferventem (nominative fervens) "boiling, hot,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Fervent Records

a Contemporary Christian record label based in Nashville, Tennessee. Fervent was bought by Word Records in 2005. Big Daddy Weave ; Chris August ; Dara Maclean ; Everfound ; For King & Country ; Francesca Battistelli ; Group 1 Crew ; Sidewalk Prophets ;... (44 of 364 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

fervent | fervid | ardent [synonym, sense-specific] | fervently [derived] | fervidly [adverb, derived]

intensely passionate; ardent | [archaic, poetic] boiling, burning, or glowing (9 of 502 words, 2 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fervent

Merriam-Webster:

fervent | glowing [synonym, sense-specific] | zealous [synonym, sense-specific] | ardent [synonym, sense-specific] | blazing [synonym, sense-specific] | burning [synonym, sense-specific] | charged [synonym, sense-specific] | demonstrative [synonym, sense-specific] | emotional [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

very hot; "glowing" | exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling; "zealous" (12 of 174 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/fervent

Oxford Dictionary:

fervent | fervency [derived] | fervently [derived]

having or displaying a passionate intensity | [archaic] : hot, burning, or glowing. (12 of 75 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/fervent

Cambridge Dictionary:

fervent [formal] | fervid | fervently [adverb, derived] | fervency [noun, derived] | fervor [noun, United States, derived] | fervour [noun, British, derived]

describes beliefs that are strongly and sincerely felt or people who have strong and sincere beliefs (16 of 66 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fervent

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fervent | fervently [adverb, related]

very enthusiastic and sincere, especially about something you believe in or support (12 of 58 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/fervent

Wiktionary:

fervent

Exhibiting particular enthusiasm, zeal, conviction, persistence, or belief. | Having or showing emotional warmth, fervor, or passion. | Glowing, burning, very hot. (20 of 51 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fervent

New World Dictionary:

fervent | fervently [adverb, related]

hot; burning; glowing | having or showing great warmth of feeling; intensely devoted or earnest; ardent (15 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fervent

American Heritage Dictionary:

fervent | fervently [adverb, related] | ferventness [noun, related]

Having or showing great emotion or zeal; ardent | Extremely hot; glowing. (11 of 44 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fervent

Random House Dictionary:

fervent

having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent. | hot; burning; glowing. (16 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/fervent

Encarta Dictionary:

fervent | fervid

showing ardent or extremely passionate enthusiasm | glowing as a result of intense heat (archaic or literary) (16 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861611082​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

fervent

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: Old French fervent, from Latin ferventem (nominative fervens) "boiling, hot, glowing", figuratively "violent, impetuous, ... (16 of 38 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=fervent

New World Dictionary:

fervent

Origin: Middle English + Old French and from Latin fervens (generally ferventis), present participle of fervere, to glow, boil, rage from ... (20 of 32 etymology words)

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Merriam-Webster:

fervent

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French and Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin fervent-, fervens, present participle of fervēre to boil, froth

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/fervent

American Heritage Dictionary:

fervent

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fervēns, fervent-, present participle of fervēre, to boil; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/fervent

Oxford Dictionary:

fervent

Origin: Middle English: via Old French from Latin fervent- "boiling", from the verb fervere. Compare with "fervid" and "fervour"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/fervent

Wiktionary:

fervent

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fervens, present participle of fervere ("to boil, ferment, glow, rage").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/fervent

Collins Dictionary:

fervent | fervid

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin fervēre to boil, glow

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fervent

Encarta Dictionary:

fervent

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French from Latin fervent-, present participle of fervere "to boil"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861611082​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

fervent | fervid

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "fervent"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/fervent

Cambridge Dictionary:

fervent [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "fervent"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "fervent"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/fervent

Macmillan British Dictionary:

fervent

Audio: British English pronunciation of "fervent"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

fervent

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fervent"

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the Free Dictionary:

fervent

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "fervent"

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Google Dictionary:

fervent

Audio: English pronunciation of "fervent"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

fervent

Audio: North American pronunciation of "fervent"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ferven​02 word=fervent

YourDictionary Audio:

fervent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "fervent" by speech synthesizer

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