What does ardent mean?

Definitions for ardent
ˈɑr dntar·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torridadjective

    characterized by intense emotion

    "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"

  2. ardent, warmadjective

    characterized by strong enthusiasm

    "ardent revolutionaries"; "warm support"

  3. ardentadjective

    glowing or shining like fire

    "from rank to rank she darts her ardent eyes"- Alexander Pope; "frightened by his ardent burning eyes"

Wiktionary

  1. ardentadjective

    Full of ardor; fervent, passionate.

  2. ardentadjective

    Burning; glowing; shining.

  3. Etymology: First attested circa 14th century, ardaunt, from ardent, from ardant, from ardentem, nominative of ardens, present participle of.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ARDENTadjective

    Etymology: ardens, Lat. burning.

    Chymists observe, that vegetables, as lavender, rue, marjoram, &c. distilled before fermentation, yield oils without any burning spirits; but, after fermentation, yield ardent spirits without oils; which shews, that their oil is, by fermentation, converted into spirit. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    A knight of swarthy face,
    High on a cole-black steed pursued the chace;
    With flashing flames his ardent eyes were filled. John Dryden, Fab.

    Another nymph with fatal pow’r may rise,
    To damp the sinking beams of Cælia’s eyes;
    With haughty pride may hear her charms confest,
    And scorn the ardent vows that I have blest. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ardentadjective

    hot or burning; causing a sensation of burning; fiery; as, ardent spirits, that is, distilled liquors; an ardent fever

  2. Ardentadjective

    having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; glowing; shining; as, ardent eyes

  3. Ardentadjective

    warm, applied to the passions and affections; passionate; fervent; zealous; vehement; as, ardent love, feelings, zeal, hope, temper

Freebase

  1. Ardent

    An ardent is a character class in the Dungeons & Dragons, a psionic practitioner that derives its powers from its focus on primal truths or concepts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ardent

    ärd′ent, adj. burning: fiery: passionate: zealous: fervid.—adv. Ard′ently.—n. Ard′our, warmth of passion or feeling: eagerness: enthusiasm (with for)—also Ard′ency.—Ardent spirits, distilled alcoholic liquors, whisky, brandy, &c. The use of the word as = 'inflammable, combustible,' is obsolete, except in this phrase. [L. ardent-em, ardē-re, to burn.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ardent

    Said of a vessel when she gripes, or comes to the wind quickly.

Anagrams for ardent »

  1. daren't, endart, ranted, red ant

  2. Darent

  3. Ranted

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ardent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ardent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ardent in a Sentence

  1. Richard A. Dumas:

    The search for truth is eternal and artists some of its most ardent seekers.

  2. Søren Kierkegaard:

    If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.

  3. Bob Iger:

    The goal was to be ambitious, really ambitious, to be bold, but not only bold in terms of scale, but in terms of detail, artistry, technology, and to make sure first and foremost that we are pleasing the most ardent 'Star Wars' fan.

  4. Leatrice Eiseman:

    It was related to the mother color of red, which was ardent and passionate and more active, more aggressive. Even though you reduce the shade level, it was a color that was associated with boys.

  5. Sren Aaby Kierkegaard:

    If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility

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  • متحمسArabic
  • glühend, feurigGerman
  • φλογερόςGreek
  • ardiente, fervienteSpanish
  • leimuava, kiihkeäFinnish
  • passionné, fervent, ardent, faroucheFrench
  • उत्साहीHindi
  • 熱烈な, 熱烈, 熱心Japanese
  • ಉತ್ಕಟKannada
  • flagrans, calidus, ardensLatin
  • vurig, brandend, passioneelDutch
  • горячий, пылающий, пылкий, ярый, пламенный, страстныйRussian
  • ఉత్సాహవంతుడుTelugu
  • 热心Chinese

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