\ɛnθjˈuːzɪˌast], \ɛnθjˈuːzɪˌast], \ɛ_n_θ_j_ˈuː_z_ɪ__ˌa_s_t]\
Definitions of ENTHUSIAST
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
One who imagines he has special or supernatural converse with God, or special communications from him; as, "Let an enthusiast be principled that he or his teacher is inspired, and acted on by an immediate communication of the Divine Spirit, and you in vain bring the evidence of clear reasons against his doctrine."-Locke: one whose mind is completely possessed by any subject; one whose mind is highly excited with the love or in the pursuit of an object; one who is swayed to a great or undue extent by his feelings in any pursuit; a person of ardent zeal; as, "An enthusiast in his country's cause."-Logan: one of elevated fancy; an imaginative person.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
One inspired by enthusiasm, whether noble or fanatical; one who imagines he has special or supernatural converse with God, or special communications from Him; one whose imagination is warmed, or whose mind is highly excited with the love or in the pursuit of an object; a person of ardent zeal; one of elevated fancy or exalted ideas.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.