What does Zeal mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ardor, ardour, elan, zeal(noun)

    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

    "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"

  2. zeal(noun)

    excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end

    "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"

  3. readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness(noun)

    prompt willingness

    "readiness to continue discussions"; "they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"; "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"; "he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"

Wiktionary

  1. zeal(Noun)

    The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

  2. Origin: First coined in 1382, from zele, from zel, from zelus, from ζήλος, from ζηλόω. Cognate to jealous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zeal(noun)

    passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor

  2. Zeal(noun)

    a zealot

  3. Zeal(verb)

    to be zealous

  4. Origin: [F. zle; cf. Pg. & It. zelo, Sp. zelo, celo; from L. zelus, Gr. , probably akin to to boil. Cf. Yeast, Jealous.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Zeal

    zēl, n. boiling or passionate ardour for anything: enthusiasm.—n. Zeal′ant (Bacon), a zealot or enthusiast.—adj. Zeal′less, wanting zeal.—ns. Zealot (zel′ot), one full of zeal: an enthusiast: a fanatic: one of a fanatical Jewish party whose restless opposition to the Roman domination finally brought about the ruin of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.; Zealotism (zel′-), the character of a zealot; Zealotry (zel′-).adj. Zealous (zel′-), full of zeal: warmly engaged or ardent in anything.—adv. Zealously (zel′-).n. Zealousness (zel′-). [O. Fr. zele&mmdash;L. zelus—Gr. zēlos, zeein, to boil. Cf. Yeast.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. zeal

    The feeling you have before you secure the thing, as compared with "Stung," which is your condition after you have captured it.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Zeal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Zeal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Zeal in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Fuller:

    Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

  2. A. W. Pink:

    Peter exercised a zeal which was unregulated by knowledge

  3. Gautama Buddha:

    Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.

  5. B. J. Gupta:

    Creativity comes from zeal to do something, generally it is to make some money.

Images & Illustrations of Zeal

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