Fervor definition

fûrvər
Great warmth and intensity of emotion.
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Intense heat.
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Great warmth of emotion; ardor; zeal.
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Fervor is defined as intense feelings or passion.

An example of fervor is a person going on and on about a new discovery.

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(US) A passionate enthusiasm for some cause.
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(US) Heat.
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Intense heat.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fervor
Plural:
fervors

Origin of fervor

  • Middle English fervour from Old French from Latin fervor from fervēre to boil bhreu- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fervor (“a boiling or raging heat, heat, vehemence, passion”), from fervere (“to boil, be hot”); see fervent.

    From Wiktionary