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Definition of Zeal

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excitement; fervor, passion; jealousy
Zeal Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
studium, devotio
Zeal Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
To be zealous.
  
(n.)
Passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor.
  
(n.)
A zealot.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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zeal
\zeal\ (zēl), n. [f. zèle; cf. pg. & it. zelo, sp. zelo, celo; from l. zelus, gr. &?;, probably akin to &?; to boil. cf. yeast, jealous.]
1. passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor. "ambition varnished o'er with zeal." "zeal, the blind conductor of the will." "zeal's never-dying fire." i bear them record that they have a zeal of god, but not according to knowledge. x. 2. a zeal for liberty is sometimes an eagerness to subvert with little care what shall be established.
2. a zealot. [obs.] jonson.
zeal
\zeal\, v. i. to be zealous. [obs. & r.]
zeal
n
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]


2. excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"
zeal
an earnest temper; may be enlightened (num. 25:11-13; 2 cor. 7:11; 9:2), or ignorant and misdirected (rom. 10:2; phil. 3:6). as a christian grace, it must be grounded on right principles and directed to right ends (gal. 4:18). it is sometimes ascribed to god (2 kings 19:31; isa. 9:7; 37:32; ezek. 5:13).

Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
díog(h)rais f.; dúthracht f.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Aidd = n. zeal, ardency
Awyddfryd = n. zeal
Diaid = a. void of zeal
Dihewyd = a. without zeal
Eiddigedd = n. zeal, jealousy
The Devil's Dictionary
Zeal, (n.)

A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced. A passion that goeth before a sprawl.

When Zeal sought Gratitude for his reward
He went away exclaiming: "O my Lord!"
"What do you want?" the Lord asked, bending down.
"An ointment for my cracked and bleeding crown."

Jum Coople
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Anagram
  laze
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
great enthusiasm,especially in connection with work,religion,or politics
usage note:"ZEAL" suggests an unflagging devotion(to the point of fanaticism)to a cause.
eg:Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal well meaning but without understanding.(L.D.BRANDEIS)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
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"
(synonym) ardor, ardour, elan
(hypernym) eagerness, avidity, avidness, keenness
2. excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"
(hypernym) ardor, ardour, fervor, fervour, fervency, fire, fervidness
Zeal Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Zeal may refer to:
  • Diligence, the theological virtue opposite to acedia.
  • Zealotry, excessive ideological zeal

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Zeal Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
an earnest temper; may be enlightened (Num. 25:11-13; 2 Cor. 7:11; 9:2), or ignorant and misdirected (Rom. 10:2; Phil. 3:6). As a Christian grace, it must be grounded on right principles and directed to right ends (Gal. 4:18). It is sometimes ascribed to God (2 Kings 19:31; Isa. 9:7; 37:32; Ezek. 5:13).
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
zeal; jealousy; possession
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About