fever
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfiːvə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfivɚ/
Noun

fever

  1. A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease.
    "I have a fever. I think I've the flu."
  2. (usually, in combination with one or more preceding words) Any of various diseases.
    scarlet fever
  3. A state of excitement or anxiety.
    • c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
      an envious fever
  4. A group of stingrays.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: лихора́дка
Translations
  • Russian: жар
Verb

fever (fevers, present participle fevering; past and past participle fevered)

  1. To put into a fever; to affect with fever.
    a fevered lip
    • c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene xiii]:
      the white hand of a lady fever thee
  2. To become fevered.



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