WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fer•vid  (fûrvid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. heated or vehement in spirit, enthusiasm, etc.:a fervid orator.
  2. burning;
    glowing;
    intensely hot.
fer•vidi•ty, n. 
fervid•ly, adv. 
  • Latin fervidus boiling. See fervent, -id4
  • 1590–1600

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fer•vent /ˈfɜrvənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. having or showing intense spirit or feeling;
    ardent;
    passionate:a fervent admirer; He wrote a fervent plea.
fer•vent•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fer•vent  (fûrvənt),USA pronunciation 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.
fervent•ly, adv. 
fervent•ness, n. 
  • Latin fervent- (stem of fervēns) present participle of fervēre to boil; see -ent
  • Anglo-French)
  • Middle English ( 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fervid, impassioned, passionate.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fervent /ˈfɜːvənt/, fervid /ˈfɜːvɪd/ adj
  1. intensely passionate; ardent: a fervent desire to change society
  2. archaic or poetic boiling, burning, or glowing: fervent heat
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin fervēre to boil, glow

ˈfervently, ˈfervidly adv



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