Ardor Ar"dor, n. [L. ardor, fr. ardere to burn: cf. OF. ardor, ardur, F. ardeur.] [Spelt also {ardour}.] 1. Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun's rays. [1913 Webster]

2. Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal; as, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor; martial ardor. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim. [Thus used by Milton.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: Fervor; warmth; eagerness. See {Fervor}. [1913 Webster]

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