Definitions of fever

  1. To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip.
  2. To put into a fever.
  3. To affect with fever.
  4. To put in a fever.
  5. a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
  6. A diseased state of the system, marked by increased heat, acceleration of the pulse, and a general derangement of the functions, including usually, thirst and loss of appetite. Many diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever.
  7. Excessive excitement of the passions in consequence of strong emotion; a condition of great excitement; as, this quarrel has set my blood in a fever.
  8. Any disease characterized by marked increase of heat of the skin, quickened pulse, great weakness, thirst, etc.; a temperature of the human body exceeding 98. 6 degrees Fahrenheit; a condition of extreme nervous excitement.
  9. A disease marked by great bodily heat and quickening of pulse; extreme excitement of the passions; a painful degree of anxiety.
  10. Disease marked by increased heat of body and quickening of the pulse; mental excitement.
  11. A disorder marked by high temperature, quickend pulse, etc.
  12. Extreme excitement.
  13. A state of body characterized by preternatural heat, an accelerated pulse, impaired functions, diminished strength, and often excessive thirst; beat; agitation; excitement by anything that strongly affects the passions.
  14. A disease marked by a quickened pulse, an increase of heat, great thirst, & c.; agitation; excitement.