2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ardor \Ar"dor\, noun [L. ardor, fr. ardere to burn: cf. OF. ardor, ardur, F. ardeur.] [Spelt also {ardour}.]

1. Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun's rays.

2. Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal; as, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor; martial ardor.

3. pl. Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim. [Thus used by Milton.]

Syn: Fervor; warmth; eagerness. See {Fervor}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: 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" [syn: {ardor}, {ardour}, {elan}, {zeal}]

2: intense feeling of love [syn: {ardor}, {ardour}]

3: feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor" [syn: {ardor}, {ardour}, {fervor}, {fervour}, {fervency}, {fire}, {fervidness}]

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