Enthusiast meaning

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The definition of an enthusiast is a person who is very excited about some person or thing.

A person who is really into wine and who really loves talking about wine is an example of a wine enthusiast.

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One who is filled with enthusiasm; one who is ardently absorbed in an interest or pursuit.

A baseball enthusiast.

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A person full of enthusiasm.
  • A religious fanatic or zealot.
  • An ardent supporter.
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With regard to technology, an enthusiast is a person who enjoys using computers and electronic equipment. Enthusiasts are willing to learn more of the ins and outs of a product than the average consumer, who just wants to use it. An enthusiast is more like a "prosumer." See high-tech people, consumer and prosumer.
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A person filled with or guided by enthusiasm.
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(archaic) A person exhibiting over-zealous religious fervour.
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A zealot; a fanatic.
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Origin of enthusiast

  • Greek enthousiastēs possessed person from enthousiazein to be inspired enthusiasm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From ecclesiastical Greek ἐνθουσιαστής (enthousiastēs, “an enthusiast, a zealot”), from ἐνθουσιάζειν (enthousiazein, “intransitive be inspired or possessed by a god, be rapt, be in ecstasy, transitive inspire”): see enthusiasm.

    From Wiktionary