noun fe·ver \ˈfē-vər\

: a body temperature that is higher than normal

: a disease that causes an increase in body temperature

: a state of excited emotion or activity

Full Definition of FEVER

a :  a rise of body temperature above the normal
b :  any of various diseases of which fever is a prominent symptom
a :  a state of heightened or intense emotion or activity
b :  a contagious usually transient enthusiasm :  craze

Examples of FEVER

  1. The symptoms of the disease include headache and fever.
  2. We waited in a fever of anticipation.
  3. He had us all in a fever with worry.

Origin of FEVER

Middle English, from Old English fēfer, from Latin febris
First Known Use: before 12th century


fe·veredfe·ver·ing \ˈfē-vriŋ, ˈfe-vər-iŋ\

Definition of FEVER

transitive verb
:  to throw into a fever :  agitate
intransitive verb
:  to contract or be in a fever :  become feverish

First Known Use of FEVER

FEVERING Defined for Kids


noun fe·ver \ˈfē-vər\

Definition of FEVER for Kids

:  a body temperature that is higher than normal
:  a disease involving fever


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