Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for ardor.
ETYM Old Eng. coler, French colčre anger, Latin cholera a bilious complaint, from Greek cholera, from chole bile. Related to Gall, Cholera.
(Archaic) Anger; ire.
Sinonimi: red heat
The heat of fire; SYN. red heat.
ETYM Eng. metal, used in a tropical sense in allusion to the temper of the metal of a sword blade. Related to Metal.
Substance or quality of temperament; spirit, esp. as regards honor, courage, fortitude, ardor, etc.; disposition; -- usually in a good sense.
ETYM Gael. spong, or Irish sponc, tinder, sponge; cf. as. sponge a sponge (Latin spongia), spôn a chip. Related to Sponge, Punk.
1. Wood that readily takes fire; touchwood.
2. Courage or initiative; pluck.