verb (used with object)
Origin of fever
Examples from the Web for fever
The sets—which, really, were a feat of design and direction—appeared to be remnants of a Lewis Carroll fever dream.‘Peter Pan Live!’ Review: No Amount of Clapping Brings It to Life|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take Too Many Cooks: a fever dream of a segment that aired at 4:00am earlier this week.Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Kids (Again), Taylor Swift’s 1989 Aerobics, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is no evidence Duncan had a fever, a symptom of the Ebola virus, when he entered the country.
Around 11 a.m. Thursday, Spencer determined that he had developed a fever of 100.3.
Nobody died from Ebola, or ISIS or Honduran children, unless it was in a goofball-induced, Louie Gohmert fever dream.The Fear About Things That Won't Kill Us Is Killing Us|Cliff Schecter|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, alas, the same evening he grew restless, and signs of fever became apparent.Royalty Restored|J. Fitzgerald Molloy
The first had seven children, who took the fever one by one till the whole became sick.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
But Peter was now in a fever that saw an enemy round every corner.Fortitude|Hugh Walpole
The next day he awoke in a fever, and would have died but for his faithful lion.King Arthur and His Knights|Maude L. Radford
When a French physician judges bleeding unnecessary, you may be sure that the fever is not very violent.Life of Adam Smith|John Rae
British Dictionary definitions for fever
Word Origin for fever
Word Origin and History for fever
late Old English fefor, fefer "fever," from Latin febris "fever," related to fovere "to warm, heat," probably from PIE root *dhegh- "burn" (cf. Gothic dags, Old English dæg "day," originally "the heat"); but some suggest a reduplication of a root represented by Sanskrit *bhur- "to be restless."
Adopted into most Germanic languages (cf. German Fieber, Swedish feber, Danish feber), but not in Dutch. English spelling influenced by Old French fievre. Replaced Old English hriðing. Extended sense of "intense nervous excitement" is from 1580s.
Medicine definitions for fever
Science definitions for fever
Idioms and Phrases with fever
see cabin fever; run a fever.