Definitions for feverˈfi vər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an abnormally high body temperature.
any of various diseases in which high temperature is a prominent symptom, as scarlet fever or rheumatic fever.
intense nervous excitement:
in a fever of anticipation.
(v.t.)to affect with or as if with fever.
(v.i.)to become feverish; have or get a fever.
Origin of fever:
bef. 1000; ME; OE fefer < L febris fever
fever, febrility, febricity, pyrexia, feverishness(noun)
a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
intense nervous anticipation
"in a fever of resentment"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a high body temperature
The patient has a high fever.
World Cup fever is spreading.
A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease.
"I have a fever. I think I've caught a cold."
Any of various diseases.
A state of excitement (of a person or people).
A group of stingrays.
To put into a fever; to affect with fever.
a diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever
excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever
to put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An abnormal elevation of body temperature, usually as a result of a pathologic process.
Translations for fever
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an illness causing) high body temperature and quick heart-beat
She is in bed with a fever; a fever of excitement.
- koors, koorsigheidAfrikaans
- febrePortuguese (BR)
- das FieberGerman
- बुखार, उत्तेजनाHindi
- groznica, vrucicaCroatian
- karštis, įkarštis, karštligėLithuanian
- drudzis; uzbudinājums; satraukumsLatvian
- تبه، ګيڼۍ، هيجانPashto
- жар; лихорадка;возбуждениеRussian
- 發燒Chinese (Trad.)
- жар, гарячкаUkrainian
- تیز بخارUrdu
- cơn sốtVietnamese
- 发烧Chinese (Simp.)
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