What does the word fanatic mean?

Usage examples for fanatic

  1. Grant nodded good- humouredly, for he was not a fanatic, but an American with a firm belief in the greatness of his country's destiny, who, however, realized that faith alone was scarcely sufficient. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  2. The appearance of this fanatic Cluny monk is of the greatest importance as heralding a new influence in the development and history of Spanish ecclesiastical architecture. – Cathedrals of Spain by John A. (John Allyne) Gade