What does the word zeal mean?

Usage examples for zeal

  1. But apparently it was a zeal without knowledge. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  2. He spoke with glowing zeal and in a clear, beautiful voice that carried like a trumpet. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  3. Besides these motives of religion, the zeal of the inhabitants was excited by the promise of a reward. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente