fervour British English spelling of FERVOR (Cf. fervor) (q.v.); for spelling, see -OR (Cf. -or).

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  • fervour — is spelt our in BrE and fervor in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • fervour — (US fervor) ► NOUN ▪ intense and passionate feeling …   English terms dictionary

  • fervour — (BrE) (AmE fervor) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ evangelical, moral, religious ▪ nationalist, nationalistic, patriotic …   Collocations dictionary

  • fervour — Fervor Fer vor, n. [Written also {fervour}.] [OF. fervor, fervour, F. ferveur, L. fervor, fr. fervere. See {Fervent}.] 1. Heat; excessive warmth. [1913 Webster] The fevor of ensuing day. Waller. [1913 Webster] 2. Intensity of feeling or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fervour — n. (a) messianic; religious fervour * * * [ fɜːvə] religious fervour (a) messianic …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fervour — fer|vour BrE fervor AmE [ˈfə:və US ˈfə:rvər] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: ferveur, from Latin fervor, from fervere to boil ] very strong belief or feeling ▪ religious fervour ▪ revolutionary fervour ▪ patriotic fervor …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fervour — [[t]fɜ͟ː(r)və(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp Fervour for something is a very strong feeling for or belief in it. [FORMAL] They were concerned only with their own religious fervour. Syn: enthusiasm (in AM, use fervor) …   English dictionary

  • fervour — BrE, fervor AmE noun (U) very strong belief or feeling: religious fervour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fervour — UK [ˈfɜː(r)və(r)] / US [ˈfɜrvər] noun [uncountable] very strong feeling or enthusiasm religious/patriotic/revolutionary fervour …   English dictionary

  • fervour — /ˈfɜvə/ (say fervuh) noun 1. great warmth and earnestness of feeling: to speak with great fervour. 2. intense heat. Also, fervor. {Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fervor heat, passion} Usage: For spelling variation see our …  

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