Zeal is defined as passion or enthusiasm for something.(noun)
An example of zeal is a passionate dedication for homeless rights.
See zeal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME zele < LL(Ec) zelus, zeal, emulation < Gr zēlos, zeal, ardor < IE base *yā-, to be excited, praise > OSlav jaru, furious
See zeal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English zele
Origin: , from Old French zel
Origin: , from Late Latin zēlus
Origin: , from Greek zēlos.
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