temperature in a literal feeling while the ardor for the suns rays
- intense sense of love
- a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in support of a person or cause)
- thoughts of good heat and intensity
- Heat, in a literal good sense; as, the ardor of sun's rays.
- heat or temperature of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal; because, he pursues research with ardor; the battled with ardor; martial ardor.
- Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim.
early 15c., "heat of enthusiasm or desire," from Old French ardure "heat, shine; passion" (12c.), from Latin ardorem (nominative ardor) "a flame, fire, burning up, heat;" in addition of thoughts, etc., "eagerness, zeal," from ardere "burning" (see ardent). In center English, used of base passions; since Milton's time, of noble people.
(n.) temperature, in a literal good sense; since, the ardor regarding the rays of the sun.
- (n.) Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal; because, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor; martial ardor.
- (letter.) Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim.
Natasha, with the ardor characteristic of all she did suddenly set to work too.