What does zealot mean?

Definitions for zealotˈzɛl ət

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word zealot.

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


  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

  2. Origin: [F. zlote, L. zelotes, Gr. . See Zeal.]


  1. Zealot

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

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zealot in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zealot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Rubincam:

    David Rubincam remains certain about the radical motivation of the then-imam from Mohamed Ibrahim. David Rubincam’s an extremist religious zealot of the worst kind … David Rubincam went to the University of al-Madinah in Saudi Arabia. David Rubincam was educated as an Islamic religious scholar. mohamed Ibrahim was over here to raise money through the Hawala system of -- of money transfer to fund them overseas and to recruit people to their cause to actually go back to Somalia to take up arms or go into Ethiopia and take up arms.

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