[fur-ver] /ˈfɜr vər/
great warmth and earnestness of feeling:
to speak with great fervor.
great intensity of feeling or belief; ardour; zeal
(rare) intense heat
chiefly British English spelling of fervor (q.v.); for spelling, see -or.
mid-14c., “warmth or glow of feeling,” from Old French fervor (Modern French ferveur) “heat, enthusiasm, ardor, passion,” from Latin fervor “a boiling, violent heat; passion, ardor, fury,” from fervere “to boil” (see brew).
[fes] /fɛs/ noun 1. a city in N Morocco: formerly one of the traditional capitals of the sultanate in the former French zone. /fɛs/ noun 1. a city in N central Morocco, traditional capital of the north: became an independent kingdom in the 11th century, at its height in the 14th century; religious centre; university […]
[fes-uh-nahyn, -nin] /ˈfɛs əˌnaɪn, -nɪn/ adjective 1. scurrilous; licentious; obscene: fescennine mockery. /ˈfɛsɪˌnaɪn/ adjective 1. (rare) scurrilous or obscene adj. “vulgar, obscene, scurrilous,” from Latin Fescenninus (versus), a rude form of dramatic or satiric verse, from Fescennia, city in Etruria, noted for such productions. The Fescennine Songs were the origin of the Satire, the only […]
[fes-kyoo] /ˈfɛs kyu/ noun 1. Also called fescue grass. any grass of the genus Festuca, some species of which are cultivated for pasture or lawns. 2. a pointer, as a straw or slender stick, used to point out the letters in teaching children to read. /ˈfɛskjuː/ noun 1. any grass of the genus Festuca: widely […]
noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. a disease of the feet of cattle associated with feeding on certain fungus-infested fescue grasses, characterized by lameness and sometimes leading to gangrene.