Definitions for enthusiastɛnˈθu ziˌæst, -ɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•thu•si•astɛnˈθu ziˌæst, -ɪst(n.)

  1. a person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit, etc.; devotee:

    a sports enthusiast.

  2. a religious visionary or fanatic.

    Category: Religion

Origin of enthusiast:

1600–10; < Gk

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enthusiast, partisan, partizan(noun)

    an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

  2. fancier, enthusiast(noun)

    a person having a strong liking for something

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. enthusiast(noun)ɛnˈθu ziˌæst, -ɪst

    sb who loves doing a particular activity

    wind surfing enthusiasts


  1. enthusiast(Noun)

    A person filled with or guided by enthusiasm.

  2. enthusiast(Noun)

    A person exhibiting over-zealous religious fervour.

  3. Origin: From ecclesiastical Greek , from : see enthusiasm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enthusiast(noun)

    one moved or actuated by enthusiasm; as: (a) One who imagines himself divinely inspired, or possessed of some special revelation; a religious madman; a fanatic. (b) One whose mind is wholly possessed and heated by what engages it; one who is influenced by a peculiar; fervor of mind; an ardent and imaginative person

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    One who preaches four times as much as he believes and believes four times as much as a sane man ought to.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enthusiast' in Nouns Frequency: #2966

Translations for enthusiast

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person filled with enthusiasm

a computer enthusiast.

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