What does enthusiast mean?

Definitions for enthusiast
ɛnˈθu ziˌæst, -ɪsten·thu·si·ast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enthusiast, partisan, partizannoun

    an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

  2. fancier, enthusiastnoun

    a person having a strong liking for something


  1. enthusiastnoun

    A person filled with or guided by enthusiasm.

  2. enthusiastnoun

    A person exhibiting over-zealous religious fervour.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Enthusiastnoun

    Etymology: ἐνϑουσιαω.

    Let an enthusiast be principled that he or his teacher is inspired, and acted by an immediate communication of the Divine Spirit, and you in vain bring the evidence of clear reasons against his doctrine. John Locke.

    Chapman seems to have been of an arrogant turn, and an enthusiast in poetry. Alexander Pope, Iliads. Pref. to the.

    At last divine Cecilia came,
    Inventress of the vocal frame;
    The sweet enthusiast, from her sacred store,
    Enlarg’d the former narrow bounds,
    And added length to solemn sounds,
    With nature’s mother-wit, and arts unknown before. Dryd.


  1. enthusiast

    An enthusiast is a person who is highly interested, passionate, or zealous about a specific subject, activity, or hobby. They typically devote a significant amount of their time, energy, or resources to pursue, learn about, or engage in the object of their enthusiasm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enthusiastnoun

    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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enthusiast in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enthusiast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of enthusiast in a Sentence

  1. John Surtees:

    He's very interested in the past, and the cars and the motorcycles. He's a great enthusiast, but there was something missing from him this last year, the sparkle wasn't there. But I think because he's such an enthusiast, this is just what he needs. And what Ferrari needs.

  2. Lewis Lapham:

    The figure of the enthusiast who has just discovered jogging or a new way to fix tofu can be said to stand or, more accurately, to tremble on the threshold of conversion, as the representative American.

  3. William McFee:

    The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool.

  4. Jonathan Franks:

    Anyone who knows Montel knows that he is an exercise enthusiast, yesterday, he overdid it, and has been admitted to the hospital out of an abundance of caution. He is doing well and anticipates being discharged soon.

  5. Ursula Piech:

    The life of Ferdinand Piech was shaped by his passion for automobiles and for the employees that create them. He remained an enthusiast engineer and car lover until the end.

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