enthusiast

noun en·thu·si·ast \ in-ˈthü-zē-ˌast , -əst , en- also -ˈthyü- \
Updated on: 21 May 2018
: a person filled with enthusiasm: such as
a : one who is ardently attached to a cause, object, or pursuit
  • a sports car enthusiast
b : one who tends to become ardently absorbed in an interest

Examples of enthusiast in a Sentence

  1. skiing enthusiasts can't wait for the first snowfall of the season

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ENTHUSIAST Defined for English Language Learners

enthusiast

  • : a person who feels enthusiasm for something : a person who enjoys something very much


ENTHUSIAST Defined for Kids

enthusiast

noun en·thu·si·ast \ in-ˈthü-zē-ˌast , -ˈthyü- \
: a person who is very excited about or interested in something
  • a fishing enthusiast


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