Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of FEVER

Pronunciation:  'feevur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  intense nervous anticipation; "in a fever of resentment"
  2. [n]  a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection

FEVER is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: febricity, feverishness, pyrexia
 See Also: anticipation, buck fever, expectancy, hyperpyrexia, symptom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fe"ver\, n. [OE. fever, fefer, AS. fefer, fefor, L.
    febris: cf. F. fi[`e]vre. Cf. {Febrile}.]
    1. (Med.) 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.
    Note: Remitting fevers subside or abate at intervals;
          intermitting fevers intermit or entirely cease at
          intervals; continued or continual fevers neither remit
          nor intermit.
    2. 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.
             An envious fever Of pale and bloodless emulation.
             After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. --Shak.
    {Brain fever}, {Continued fever}, etc. See under {Brain},
       {Continued}, etc.
    {Fever and ague}, a form of fever recurring in paroxysms
       which are preceded by chills. It is of malarial origin.
    {Fever blister} (Med.), a blister or vesicle often found
       about the mouth in febrile states; a variety of herpes.
    {Fever bush} (Bot.), the wild allspice or spice bush. See
    {Fever powder}. Same as {Jame's powder}.
    {Fever root} (Bot.), an American herb of the genus
       {Triosteum} ({T. perfoliatum}); -- called also {feverwort}
       amd {horse gentian}.
    {Fever sore}, a carious ulcer or necrosis. --Miner.
  2. \Fe"ver\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fevered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To put into a fever; to affect with fever; as, a fevered lip.
          The white hand of a lady fever thee.     --Shak.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A fever is a body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C.). It is usually measured with a thermometer.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have a fever, suggests that feelings of anger or hatred or threatening to come to your consciousness. You need to find a safe way to express these feelings.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Fever is a physiologic response to infection or related stimuli (e.g. endotoxin, inflammation) such that the body temperature rises above normal. Fever is an attempt to fight off infection by making the body too hot for the invading microbe to function well in. Normal oral temperature being 36.3° C to 37.1° C or 97.3° to 98.8° F. The rectal temperature is about 0.5° C or 1° F higher than the oral temperature.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Deut. 28:22; Matt. 8:14; Mark 1:30; John 4:52; Acts 28:8), a burning heat, as the word so rendered denotes, which attends all febrile attacks. In all Eastern countries such diseases are very common. Peter's wife's mother is said to have suffered from a "great fever" (Luke 4:38), an instance of Luke's professional exactitude in describing disease. He adopts here the technical medical distinction, as in those times fevers were divided into the "great" and the "less."

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abscess, agitation, ague, amok, anemia, animal heat, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, asphyxiation, asthma, ataxia, atrophy, attack, backache, bleeding, blennorhea, blood heat, bluster, bobbery, body heat, boil, boiling, brouhaha, burning, bustle, cachexia, cachexy, calenture, calidity, caloric, childbed fever, chill, chills, churn, coal heat, colic, commotion, constipation, continued fever, conturbation, convected heat, convulsion, coughing, cyanosis, delirium, diarrhea, discomposure, disorder, disquiet, disquietude, disturbance, dizziness, dropsy, dysentery, dyspepsia, dyspnea, ebullition, edema, electric heat, emaciation, embroilment, eruptive fever, excitement, fainting, fatigue, febricity, febrility, ferment, fermentation, fever heat, fever of excitement, feverishness, fibrillation, fidgets, fire, fit, flap, flurry, flush, fluster, flutteration, flux, foment, frenzy, fume, furor, fury, fuss, gas heat, growth, heat, heatedness, heating, hectic, hectic fever, hectic flush, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, hot-air heat, hotness, hubbub, hurly-burly, hydrops, hyperpyrexia, hypertension, hyperthermia, hypotension, hypothermia, icterus, incalescence, indigestion, induction heat, inflammation, inquietude, insomnia, intermittent fever, itching, jaundice, jitters, jumpiness, labored breathing, low blood pressure, lumbago, maelstrom, malaise, marasmus, moil, molecular heat, murderous insanity, nasal discharge, nausea, necrosis, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, oil heat, pain, paralysis, paroxysm, perturbation, protein fever, pruritus, psychokinesia, puerperal fever, pyrexia, radiant heat, rage, rash, relapsing fever, remittent, remittent fever, restlessness, rheum, roil, rout, row, rut, sclerosis, seethe, seething, seizure, sexual excitement, shock, skin eruption, sneezing, solar heat, sore, spasm, steam heat, stir, superheat, superheatedness, swirl, tabes, tachycardia, thermal radiation, to-do, trepidation, trepidity, tumor, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter, ultraviolet heat, unease, unrest, upset, upset stomach, urethral fever, vaccinal fever, vertigo, vomiting, warmness, warmth, wasting, water fever, wound fever