fervent

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 Fervént — (lat.), heiß, glühend, inbrünstig …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 11 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

  • 12 fervent — / fervid [adj] enthusiastic, excited animated, ardent, blazing, burning, devout, dying to*, eager, earnest, ecstatic, emotional, enthused, falling all over oneself*, fiery, glowing, go great guns*, heartfelt, hearty, hot*, hot blooded*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 fervent — Fervent, Feruidus, Feruens animus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 14 fervent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ intensely passionate. DERIVATIVES fervency noun fervently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin fervere boil …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 fervent — [fʉr′vənt] adj. [ME + OFr & < L fervens (gen. ferventis), prp. of fervere, to glow, boil, rage < IE * bhreu , to boil up < base * bher , to boil > BREW, BURN1] 1. hot; burning; glowing 2. having or showing great warmth of feeling;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 FERVENT — ENTE. adj. Qui a de la ferveur, qui est rempli de ferveur. C est un homme extrêmement fervent dans la piété. Un religieux très fervent.   Il se dit aussi Des choses où il y a de la ferveur, que l on fait avec ferveur. Un zèle fervent. Une… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 fervent — fervently, adv. ferventness, n. /ferr veuhnt/, adj. 1. having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea. 2. hot; burning; glowing. [1350 1400; ME ( < AF) < L fervent (s.… …

    Universalium

  • 18 fervent — fer|vent [ˈfə:vənt US ˈfə:r ] adj believing or feeling something very strongly and sincerely ▪ a fervent appeal for peace fervent admirer/believer etc ▪ a fervent supporter of human rights >fervently adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 fervent — fer|vent [ fɜrvnt ] adjective very enthusiastic and sincere, especially about something you believe in or support: I have always been one of his most fervent admirers. fervent hope/belief: I would like to express my fervent hope for your success …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 fervent — [[t]fɜ͟ː(r)v(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A fervent person has or shows strong feelings about something, and is very sincere and enthusiastic about it. ...a fervent admirer of Morisot s work. ...the fervent hope that matters will be settled… …

    English dictionary