fervent vs piping what difference

what is difference between fervent and piping

English

Etymology

From Middle English fervent, from Old French fervent, from Latin fervens, ferventem, present participle of fervere (to boil, ferment, glow, rage).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɝ.vənt/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɜː.vənt/
  • Hyphenation: fer‧vent
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)vənt

Adjective

fervent (comparative more fervent, superlative most fervent)

  1. Exhibiting particular enthusiasm, zeal, conviction, persistence, or belief.
    • 1819, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mathilda, ch. 3:
      As I returned my fervent hopes were dashed by so many fears.
  2. Having or showing emotional warmth, fervor, or passion.
    • 1876, Wilkie Collins, “Mr. Captain and the Nymph,” in Little Novels,
      Never again would those fresh lips touch his lips with their fervent kiss!
  3. Glowing, burning, very hot.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Second Epistle of Peter, 3:10:
      But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Derived terms

  • fervently

Related terms

  • fever
  • ferment
  • fervid
  • fervor

Translations

Further reading

  • fervent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • fervent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • fervent at OneLook Dictionary Search

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin fervēns.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /fəɾˈvent/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /fərˈben/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /feɾˈvent/

Adjective

fervent (masculine and feminine plural fervents)

  1. fervent
    Synonym: fervorós

Derived terms

  • ferventment

Related terms

  • fervor

Further reading

  • “fervent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “fervent” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “fervent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “fervent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

From Old French, from Latin fervēntem, accusative of fervēns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɛʁ.vɑ̃/
  • Homophone: fervents

Adjective

fervent (feminine singular fervente, masculine plural fervents, feminine plural ferventes)

  1. fervent

Derived terms

  • fervemment

Further reading

  • “fervent” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Latin

Verb

fervent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of ferveō

Romanian

Etymology

From French fervent, from Latin fervens.

Adjective

fervent m or n (feminine singular ferventă, masculine plural fervenți, feminine and neuter plural fervente)

  1. fervent

Declension



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaɪpɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪpɪŋ

Verb

piping

  1. present participle of pipe

Noun

piping (countable and uncountable, plural pipings)

  1. The process of an animal just beginning to break out of its egg; precedes hatching.
  2. The sound of musical pipes.
  3. An act of making music or noise with pipes.
  4. A system of pipes that compose a structure; pipework.
    the piping of a house
  5. (sewing) An ornamentation on the edges of a garment; a small cord covered with cloth.
  6. (cooking) Icing extruded from a piping bag.
  7. (botany) A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting.
  8. (botany) propagation by cuttings

Adjective

piping (not comparable)

  1. High-pitched.
    His piping voice could be heard above the hubbub.

Derived terms

  • piping hot

See also

  • Wikipedia article on bagpipes

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