I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fēfer, from Latin febris Date: before 12th century 1. a. a rise of body temperature above the normal b. any of various diseases of which fever is a prominent symptom 2. a. a state of heightened or intense emotion or activity b. a contagious usually transient enthusiasm ; craze II. verb (fevered; fevering) Date: 1606 transitive verb to throw into a fever ; agitate intransitive verb to contract or be in a fever ; become feverish

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  • Fever — Fe ver (f[=e] v[ e]r), n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L. febris: cf. F. fi[ e]vre. Cf. {Febrile}.] 1. (Med.) A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fever — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La palabra fever (fiebre en inglés) puede referirse a: Música Fever (2001), álbum de Kylie Minogue; Fever to Tell (2003), álbum de Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Fever*Fever (1999), álbum de Puffy AmiYumi; Fever (1956), canción de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fever — (англ. лихорадка). Fever (песня)  песня Отиса Блэквелла, представленная Пегги Ли и перепетая множеством артистов, в частности: Fever в исполнении Элвиса Пресли Fever (песня Мадонны)  кавер предыдущей песни, спетый Мадонной. Fever… …   Википедия

  • Fever — (engl.: Fieber) bezeichnet: Fever (Bullet for My Valentine Album), Album der Band Bullet for My Valentine (2010) Fever (Kylie Minogue Album), Album von Kylie Minogue (2001) Fever (Lied), Lied von Little Willie John (1956) Fever (Roman), Roman von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fever — Fe ver, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fevered} (f[=e] v[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fevering}.] To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip. [R.] [1913 Webster] The white hand of a lady fever thee. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fever — [fē′vər] n. [ME < OE fefer & OFr fievre, both < L febris < IE base * dhegwh , to burn > L fovere, to warm, MIr daig, fire] 1. a body temperature that is higher than normal, caused by an infection, ovulation, vigorous exercise, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • fever — late O.E. fefor, fefer fever, from L. febris fever, related to fovere to warm, heat, probably from PIE root *dhegh burn (Cf. Goth. dags, O.E. dæg day, originally the heat ); but some suggest a reduplication of a root represented by Skt. *bhur …   Etymology dictionary

  • fever — index furor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fever — [n] state of high temperature or agitation burning up*, delirium, ecstasy, excitement, febrile disease, ferment, fervor, fire, flush, frenzy, heat, intensity, passion, pyrexia, restlessness, running a temperature*, the shakes*, turmoil, unrest;… …   New thesaurus

  • fever — ► NOUN 1) an abnormally high body temperature, usually accompanied by shivering, headache, and in severe instances, delirium. 2) a state of nervous excitement or agitation. DERIVATIVES feverish adjective feverishly adverb feverishness noun.… …   English terms dictionary

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