Meaning of FEVER in English

FEVER

[noun] - a medical condition in which the body temperature is higher than usual and the heart beats very fast, or (figurative) a state of great excitementHe's got a headache and a slight fever. [C]After a couple of days the fever went down but I was left with a sore throat. [C](figurative) With England in the finals of the World Cup, the whole nation seems to be in the grip of football fever. [U](figurative) By the time the princess emerged on the balcony, excitement among the waiting crowd was at fever pitch (= there was a lot of excitement).

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.