An example of a fever is 102 degrees fahrenheit.
An example of a fever is typhoid.
An example of a fever is a nervous fidget.
A fever of anticipation.
Other Word Forms
Origin of fever
- Middle English from Old English fefor and from Old French fievre both from Latin febris
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old French fievre, reinforced by native Old English fēfor, from Latin febris (“a fever”), from ferveō (“to be hot, burn, boil”); or perhaps literally 'a trembling', akin to Greek φέβεσθαι (febesthai, “to flee affrighted”), φόβος (phobos, “flight, panic fear, fear, terror”).