Fervent
Fervent Fer"vent, a. [F. fervent, L. fervens, -entis. p. pr. of fervere o the boiling hot, to boil, glow.] 1. Hot; glowing; boiling; burning; as, a fervent summer. [1913 Webster]

The elements shall melt with fervent heat. --2 Pet. iii. 10. [1913 Webster]

2. Warm in feeling; ardent in temperament; earnest; full of fervor; zealous; glowing. [1913 Webster]

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit. --Rom. iii. 11. [1913 Webster]

So spake the fervent angel. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

A fervent desire to promote the happiness of mankind. --Macaulay. -- {Fer"vent*ly}, adv. -- {Fer"vent*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Laboring fervently for you in prayers. --Col. iv. 12. [1913 Webster]


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  • fervent — fervent, ente [ fɛrvɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • fin XIIe; lat. fervens, de fervere « bouillir » 1 ♦ Qui a de la ferveur religieuse. Chrétien fervent. ⇒ dévot. ♢ Ardent, enthousiaste, passionné. C est un républicain fervent. C est un fervent admirateur de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fervent — FERVÉNT, Ă, fervenţi, te, adj. (Despre oameni) Care pune pasiune în ceea ce face, care lucrează cu ardoare; înfocat, înflăcărat, pasionat, zelos. ♦ Care exprimă, trădează înfocare, pasiune, zel. Dragoste ferventă. – Din fr. fervent, lat. fervens …   Dicționar Român

  • fervent — fervent, ente (fèr van, van t ) adj. 1°   Qui a beaucoup de ferveur. •   Vous dormez trop pour un jeune novice qui doit être fervent, FÉNEL. Dial. des morts mod. XI.    Par extension. Un amoureux, un adorateur fervent. 2°   Où il y a de la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • fervent — fervent, fervid Both words mean ‘ardent, intense’ with reference to speech, feelings, etc. There are two significant differences in their use: (1) fervent but not fervid is also used of people, with nouns such as admirer, advocate, believer,… …   Modern English usage

  • fervent — Fervent, [ferven]te. adj. Qui a de la ferveur. Qui est rempli de ferveur. C est un homme extremement fervent dans la devotion. un Religieux tres fervent. un zele fervent. une devotion fervente …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • fervent — I adjective active, animated, ardens, ardent, avid, devoted, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, excited, feeling, fervens, fervid, fervidus, fierce, fiery, hearty, impassioned, intense, keen, passionate, perfervid, sincere, spirited, vehement, zealous …   Law dictionary

  • fervent — mid 14c., from O.Fr. fervent, from L. ferventem (nom. fervens) boiling, hot, glowing, figuratively violent, impetuous, furious, prp. of fervere to boil, glow, from PIE root *bhreue (see BREW (Cf. brew)). The figurative sense of impassioned is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fervént — (lat.), heiß, glühend, inbrünstig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fervent — Fervent, lat. deutsch, glühend; fervesciren, erglühen, zürnen, fervid, heiß; ferveur (frz. –wöhr) Eifer, Hitze …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • fervent — ardent, fervid, perfervid, impassioned, passionate Analogous words: *devout, pious, religious: warm, warmhearted, *tender, responsive: *sincere, wholehearted, heartfelt, hearty, whole souled, unfeigned: intense, vehement, fierce, exquisite,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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