Definitions for zealotˈzɛl ət

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

zeal•ot*ˈzɛl ət(n.)

  1. a person who shows zeal.

  2. an excessively zealous person; fanatic.

  3. (cap.) a member of a radical, warlike group of Jews in Judea during the 1st century a.d. , advocating the overthrow of Roman rule.

    Category: Judaism

* Syn: See fanatic.

Origin of zealot:

1530–40; < LL zēlōtēs < Gk zēlṓtēs, from zēlō-, var. s. of zēloûn to be zealous (see zeal )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Zealot(noun)

    a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans

  2. partisan, zealot, drumbeater(noun)

    a fervent and even militant proponent of something

Wiktionary

  1. zealot(Noun)

    one who is zealous, one who is full of zeal for his own specific beliefs or objectives, usually in the negative sense of being too passionate; a fanatic

  2. zealot(Noun)

    a member of a radical, warlike, ardently patriotic group of Jews in Judea, particularly prominent from a.d. 69 to 81, advocating the violent overthrow of Roman rule and vigorously resisting the efforts of the Romans and their supporters to heathenize the Jews.

  3. zealot(Noun)

    a member of an anti-aristocratic political group in Thessalonica from 1342 until 1350.

  4. Origin: First coined in English in 1638, from ζηλωτής, from ζήλος, from ζηλόω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zealot(noun)

    one who is zealous; one who engages warmly in any cause, and pursues his object with earnestness and ardor; especially, one who is overzealous, or carried away by his zeal; one absorbed in devotion to anything; an enthusiast; a fanatical partisan

Freebase

  1. Zealot

    Zealot is a comic book character from DC Comics/Wildstorm.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ZEALOT

    One who loves morality so well he will commit crime to maintain it.


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