Definition of "enthusiast" []

  • One who is filled with enthusiasm; one who is ardently absorbed in an interest or pursuit: a baseball enthusiast. (noun)
  • A zealot; a fanatic. (noun)
  • A person filled with or motivated by enthusiasm; fanatic (noun)

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  • A religious visionary, esp one whose zeal for religion is extravagant or unbalanced (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "enthusiast" in a sentence
  • "Model train enthusiast David K. Smith has built a miniscule train layout which works – the train travels in an ellipse, including through a “mountain.”"
  • "The latest enthusiast is the German insurance company Munich Re."
  • "Much efforts and money were invested in this colorful and technologically advanced production at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End. Yet, even an amateur musical enthusiast is hard-pressed to understand what justified the show."