(1) Intense nervous anticipation
"In a fever of resentment"
(2) A rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
< < Old English fēfor < , perhaps originally } or } < ; or perhaps literally 'a trembling', akin to Greek , .
- A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease.
- "I have a fever. I think I've caught a cold."
- Any of various diseases.
- A state of excitement (of a person or people).