2 definitions found

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

Enthusiast \En*thu"si*ast\, noun [Gr. ?: cf. F. enthousiaste.] 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.

Enthusiasts soon understand each other. --W. Irving.

Syn: Visionary; fanatic; devotee; zealot. Enthusiastic

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



1: an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity [syn: {enthusiast}, {partisan}, {partizan}]

2: a person having a strong liking for something [syn: {fancier}, {enthusiast}]

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