Simple Definition of fever
: 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
1 a : a rise of body temperature above the normal b : any of various diseases of which fever is a prominent symptom
2 a : a state of heightened or intense emotion or activity b : a contagious usually transient enthusiasm : craze
Examples of fever
The symptoms of the disease include headache and fever.
We waited in a fever of anticipation.
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
First Known Use of fever
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