devotee


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dev·o·tee

 (dĕv′ə-tē′, -tā′)
n.
1. One who is ardently devoted to something; an enthusiast or advocate: a devotee of sports.
2. An ardent or fanatical adherent of a religion.

devotee

(ˌdɛvəˈtiː)
n
1. (General Sporting Terms) a person ardently enthusiastic about or devoted to something, such as a sport or pastime
2. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a person ardently enthusiastic about or devoted to something, such as a sport or pastime
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a zealous follower of a religion

dev•o•tee

(ˌdɛv əˈti, -ˈteɪ)

n.
a person who is greatly devoted to something; enthusiast or fan.
[1635–45]
syn: See fanatic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.devotee - an ardent follower and admirerdevotee - an ardent follower and admirer  
followers, following - a group of followers or enthusiasts
aerophile - a lover of aviation
aficionado - a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
amorist - one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
bacchanal, bacchant - a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
groupie - an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)
metalhead - a fan of heavy metal music

devotee

noun
1. enthusiast, fan, supporter, follower, addict, admirer, buff (informal), fanatic, adherent, aficionado She is a devotee of Bach's music.

devotee

noun
1. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity:
Informal: buff, fan, fiend.
Slang: freak, nut.
2. One who ardently admires:
Informal: fan.
3. One zealously devoted to a religion:
Translations
ناذِرٌ نَفْسَه، مُتَحَمِّس
ctitelfandavyznavač
fantilhænger
rajongója
einlægur aîdáandi

devotee

[ˌdevəʊˈtiː] N
1. (Rel) → devoto/a m/f
2. (= enthusiast) → partidario/a m/f (of de)

devotee

[ˌdɛvəˈtiː] n
[subject, activity] → passionné(e) m/f
[saint, guru] → adepte mf

devotee

nAnhänger(in) m(f); (of a writer)Verehrer(in) m(f); (of music, poetry)Liebhaber(in) m(f)

devotee

[ˌdɛvəʊˈtiː] n
a. devotee (of) (enthusiast) → appassionato/a di
b. (Rel) → devoto/a

devote

(diˈvəut) verb
(with to) to give up wholly to or use entirely for. She devotes her life to music.
deˈvoted adjective
1. (sometimes with to) loving and loyal. a devoted friend; I am devoted to him.
2. (with to) given up (to). He is devoted to his work.
devotee (devəˈtiː) noun
a keen follower; an enthusiast. a devotee of football.
deˈvotion noun
1. great love. her undying devotion for her children.
2. the act of devoting or of being devoted. devotion to duty.
References in classic literature ?
As he spoke he looked straight at Matai Shang, not as a devotee should look at a high priest, but as a ruler of men looks at one to whom he issues a command.
And there is no devotee but pays for the mad dances John Barleycorn pipes.
The visitor was Bitski, who served on various committees, frequented all the societies in Petersburg, and a passionate devotee of the new ideas and of Speranski, and a diligent Petersburg newsmonger- one of those men who choose their opinions like their clothes according to the fashion, but who for that very reason appear to be the warmest partisans.
But there was a moment when he so outshone and overtopped all other divinities in my worship that I was effectively his alone, as I have been the helpless and, as it were, hypnotized devotee of three or four others of the very great.
I should never expect to see you a devotee, but it is quite possible to be a good Christian without ceasing to be a happy, merry-hearted man.
The nervous expressive fingers, flashing in and out of the light, might well have been mistaken for the fingers of the devotee going swiftly through decade after decade of his rosary.
I did not intend to go into any detail at all, at first, but it is the failing of the true ceramiker, or the true devotee in any department of brick-a-brackery, that once he gets his tongue or his pen started on his darling theme, he cannot well stop until he drops from exhaustion.
And there was a resemblance in him to a devotee of a mad religion, blood-sucking, muscle-wrench- ing, bone-crushing.
Also, he became a devotee of the moving- picture shows, spending as much as twenty and thirty cents a day and resolutely sitting out every repetition of programme.
Eyes bright, sinister, curious, admiring, provocative, alluring were bent upon him, for his garb and air proclaimed him a devotee to the hour of solace and pleasure.
Everywhere in the world the devotees of each local faith abhor the devotees of every other, and abstain from murder only so long as they dare not commit it.
For everywhere do I smell small concealed communities; and wherever there are closets there are new devotees therein, and the atmosphere of devotees.