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Meaning of "zeal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ZEAL

From Late Latin zēlus, from Greek zēlos.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ZEAL

zeal  [ziːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZEAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zeal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ZEAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Zeal

Zeal may refer to: ▪ Diligence, the theological virtue opposite to acedia. ▪ Zealotry, excessive ideological zeal Places ▪ Zeal Monachorum, village in Devon ▪ South Zeal, village in Devon Other ▪ Zeal ▪ Zeal ▪ Zeal, by Zaain Ul Abideen ▪ Zeal, an internet directory ▪ Kingdom of Zeal, a kingdom in the Chrono Trigger video game ▪ USS Zeal , a U.S. Navy minesweeper. ▪ Zeal, an Air New Zealand subsidiary...

Definition of zeal in the English dictionary

The definition of zeal in the dictionary is fervent or enthusiastic devotion, often extreme or fanatical in nature, as to a religious movement, political cause, ideal, or aspiration.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZEAL


appeal
əˈpiːl
automobile
ˈɔːtəməˌbiːl
deal
diːl
feel
fiːl
heal
hiːl
heel
hiːl
hele
hiːl
he´ll
hiːl
meal
miːl
Neill
niːl
reel
riːl
reveal
rɪˈviːl
seal
siːl
spiel
ʃpiːl
steal
stiːl
steel
stiːl
teal
tiːl
teil
tiːl
we´ll
wiːl
wheel
wiːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZEAL

zealful
zealless
zealot
zealotism
zealotry
zealous
zealously
zealousness
Zeami
zeatin
zebec
zebeck
Zebedee
zebra
zebra crossing
zebra finch
zebra mussel
zebra plant

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZEAL

areal
big deal
cereal
Ciudad Real
conceal
cut a deal
ethereal
for real
ideal
leal
lineal
loreal
Montreal
oatmeal
ordeal
real
surreal
the real
the real deal
unreal

Synonyms and antonyms of zeal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ZEAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «zeal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of zeal

Translation of «zeal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZEAL

Find out the translation of zeal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of zeal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «zeal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 热衷
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

entusiasmo
570 millions of speakers

English

zeal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उत्साह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحماس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ревность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entusiasmo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চাড়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enthousiasme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Semangat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eifer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

熱意
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

열의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Semangat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhiệt tình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆர்வத்துடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आवेश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

heves
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zelo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gorliwość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ревнощі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zel
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζήλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ywer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

iver
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zeal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZEAL»

The term «zeal» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.708 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZEAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «zeal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «zeal» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about zeal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZEAL»

Discover the use of zeal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zeal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Unflinching Zeal: The Air Battles Over France and Britain, ...
This consequential work by a pioneer aviation historian fills a significant gap in the story of the defeat of France in 1940. Higham also more fully explains the Battle of Britain and its influence on the Luftwaffe's invasion of the USSR.
Robin Higham, 2012
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A Zeal of Zebras: An Alphabet of Collective Nouns
An Alphabet of Collective Nouns Woop Studios. 'F' '(1" at“: a“! 2-? g'é 25% 5g —' I' -J\I 'EH . . . 5. 'a A Zeal of Zebras A zebra's stripes are as unique as human fingerprints. When zebras gather together on the African savanna, their stripes help ...
Woop Studios, 2012
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Zeal for Zion: Christians, Jews, & the Idea of the Promised Land
In the highly original Zeal for Zion, Shalom Goldman makes the case for a wider and m
Shalom Goldman, 2009
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Burning Zeal: The Rhetoric of Martyrdom and the Protestant ...
In the chaos of the Reformation, a declaration of one's faith was not solely a religious matter, but at times a choice between life and death.
Nikki Shepardson, 2007
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Godly Zeal and Furious Rage (RLE Witchcraft): The Witch in ...
This work offers a conspectus of historical work on witchcraft in Europe, and shows how many trends converged to form the figure of the witch, and varied from one part of Europe to another.
Geoffrey Robert Quaife, 2012
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A Zeal for God Not According to Knowledge: A Refutation of ...
This book is intended for both Christians perplexed by the arguments of Jewish friends, coworkers, and relatives, and Jews interested in objectively considering the claims of Christianity while searching for spiritual truth about whether ...
Eric Snow, 2005
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Zeal Without Knowledge: The Concept of Zeal in Romans 10, ...
An examination of Paul's use of the term 'zeal', presented through engagement with three key texts and the New Perspective on Paul.
Dane C. Ortlund, 2012
8
Persecuting zeal: a portrait of Ian Paisley
A Portrait of Ian Paisley A compulsive preacher, MP and MEP, Ian Paisley has stood at the dangerous intersection of religion and politics in Northern Ireland for fifty years.
Dennis Cooke, 1996
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Zeal for His House: Desiring the Way of Christ in How ...
Desiring the Way of Christ in How Christians Gather Today. heart over toward “tilt ” to attempt to understand what would possess a person who has tasted the richness of the Lord Jesus to remain in or move to a supposed Christian atmosphere ...
‎2011
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Missionary Zeal and Institutional Control: Organizational ...
This book is about the Basel Mission in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) before the First World War.
Jon Miller, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZEAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zeal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Zeal Credit Union Incredible Science Machine at the MI Science …
Zeal Credit Union Incredible Science Machine at the MI Science Center. Lead builder Steve Price, 21, of Canton Township addresses the media while others ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
2
Zeal® SC Miticide Now Registered with Liquid Formulation
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—June 24, 2015—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced today that Zeal® SC Miticide has been registered by the Environmental ... «Corn and Soybean Digest, Jun 15»
3
I'll be a fool to accept Promzy back - Zeal
Abdul Hamid Ibrahim known in showbiz as Zeal of hiplife group VVIP says he will be a fool if he accepts former group member Emmanuel Ababio known as ... «GhanaWeb, Jun 15»
4
Zeal Credit Union employee to appear on 'Wheel of Fortune'
“It's no surprise to us that Jeremy was picked,” said Lisa Fawcett, Zeal's vice president of marketing. “He's a credit union cheerleader. Jeremy is responsible for ... «Dearborn Press and Guide, Apr 15»
5
Zeal Credit Union to hold 'Zombie Math' event to teach kids financial …
Is saving money more difficult than surviving a zombie attack? Children, ages 8 through 12, are invited to find out by participating in Zeal Credit Union's Zombie ... «Southgate News Herald, Apr 15»
6
CBEC credits 'exemplary zeal' of officers for exceeding tax target
NEW DELHI: The "unwavering commitment and exemplary zeal" shown by its officers has seen CBEC surpassing its indirect tax collection target by a handsome ... «Economic Times, Apr 15»
7
National fervour: Pakistan Day marked with zeal across Balochistan
National fervour: Pakistan Day marked with zeal across Balochistan ... Pakistan Day was observed in Balochistan with traditional zeal and fervour on Monday. «The Express Tribune, Mar 15»
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Skoda launches Zeal Edition in TN; to focus on premium segment
Addressing a press conference at the launch of the 'Zeal Edition' of the Skoda range, he said the cars are positioned on the value luxury segment rather than ... «Hindu Business Line, Mar 15»
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Skoda Launches Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb Zeal Special …
Skoda Auto India, today, added a special Zeal Edition to all its cars - Yeti, Rapid, Octavia and Superb. While the Zeal Editions of Octavia, Superb and Yeti get all ... «NDTVAuto.com, Mar 15»
10
Rajnath Singh asks states to appoint as DMs, SPs officers with 'zeal
“I want to appeal to all Maoist-hit states to appoint those officers who have the zeal to to fight the Maoists as DMs and SPs,” he said in the presence of chief ... «The Indian Express, Jan 15»

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