What is the difference between Sunburn and Fever?

The difference between sunburn and fever

is that "sunburn" is a burn on the skin caused by excess exposure to the sun’s rays and "fever" is a higher than normal body temperature of a person , usually caused by disease.

sunburn

fever

Noun

  • A burn on the skin caused by excess exposure to the sun’s rays.

Related terms

  • sunburnt
  • windburn

Verb

  • (intransitive) To receive a sunburn.
  • (transitive) To burn or tan (someone’s skin) by the sun; to allow (a part of one’s body) to become sunburnt.

Exemple

  • I have brought
  • Your grace a Salamanders skin, to keep you
  • From sun-burning.
  • […] there is a a Country, in the World, call’d Turkey; where Women are secur’d against the Danger of Sun-burning, by being kept out of the open Air, and lock’d up, like other Jewels, in Places where no Mischief can reach ’em.
  • My Aunt charg’d me not to pull off my Glove for fear of Sun-burning my hand.
  • As we crossed the Colorado-Utah border I saw God in the sky in the form of huge gold sunburning clouds above the desert […]

Noun

  • A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease.
  • (usually in combination with one or more preceding words) Any of various diseases.
  • A state of excitement or anxiety.
  • (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A group of stingrays.

Synonyms

  • (higher than normal body temperature): high temperature, pyrexia (medical term), temperature
  • (state of excitement): excitation, excitement, passion

Hyponyms

  • dance fever
  • abortus fever
  • absorption fever
  • acclimating fever
  • Aden fever
  • adynamic fever
  • aestivoautumnal fever
  • African Coast fever
  • algid pernicious fever
  • aphthous fever
  • ardent fever
  • arthropod-borne fever
  • artificial fever
  • aseptic fever
  • Assam fever
  • ataxic fever
  • autumn fever
  • barrel fever
  • Bay fever
  • beaver fever
  • benign tertian fever
  • biduoterian fever
  • biliary fever
  • bilious fever
  • black fever
  • black fly fever
  • blackwater fever
  • blue fever
  • bouquet fever
  • boutonneuse fever
  • bovine epizootic fever
  • brain fever
  • brassfounder’s fever
  • brass founder’s fever
  • Brazilian purpuric fever
  • breakbone fever
  • buck fever
  • Bullis fever
  • bullous fever
  • Bunyamwera fever
  • Burdwan fever
  • Bwamba fever
  • cabin fever
  • cachectic fever
  • cachexial fever
  • camp fever
  • cane-cutter fever
  • cane-field fever
  • canefield fever
  • canicola fever
  • Cape Horn fever
  • Carrión’s fever
  • Carter’s fever
  • catarrhal fever
  • cat-bite fever
  • cat fever
  • catheter fever
  • cat-scratch fever
  • central fever
  • cerebro-spinal fever
  • cerebrospinal fever
  • Chagres fever
  • channel fever
  • Charcot’s fever
  • chikungunya fever
  • childbed fever
  • childbirth fever
  • Choix fever
  • congestive fever
  • Congolian red fever
  • Congo red fever
  • continued fever
  • continuous fever
  • cotton fever
  • cotton-mill fever
  • country fever
  • Crimean fever
  • Cyprus fever
  • dandy fever
  • date fever
  • deer fly fever
  • dehydration fever
  • dengue fever
  • desert fever
  • diary fever
  • digestive fever
  • diphasic milk fever
  • disfever
  • dock fever
  • double quotidian fever
  • drug fever
  • duck fever
  • dumdum fever
  • Dutch type periodic fever
  • East Coast fever
  • Ebola fever
  • Ebola virus fever
  • elephantoid fever
  • Elokomin fluke fever
  • English fever
  • enteric fever
  • entericoid fever
  • entrance fever
  • ephemeral fever
  • epimastical fever
  • eruptive fever
  • essential fever
  • estivoautumnal fever
  • exanthematous fever
  • exsiccation fever
  • falciparum fever
  • familial Hibernian fever
  • familial periodic fever
  • famine fever
  • farrowing fever
  • fatigue fever
  • field fever
  • five-day fever
  • flood fever
  • fog fever
  • food fever
  • Fort Bragg fever
  • foundryman’s fever
  • Gambian fever
  • gaol fever
  • gastric fever
  • Gibraltar fever
  • glandular fever
  • gold fever
  • grain fever
  • green fever
  • haematuric bilious fever
  • haemoglobinuric fever
  • haemorrhagic fever
  • Hankow fever
  • harvest fever
  • Hasami fever
  • Haverhill fever
  • hay fever
  • hectic fever
  • hematuric bilious fever
  • hemoglobinuric fever
  • hemorrhagic fever
  • hempen fever
  • hepatic intermittent fever
  • herpetic fever
  • horse sickness fever
  • hospital fever
  • humidifier fever
  • Ilheus fever
  • inanition fever
  • induced fever
  • inflammatory fever
  • intermittent fever
  • inundation fever
  • island fever
  • Jaccoud’s dissociated fever
  • jail fever
  • Japanese flood fever
  • Japanese river fever
  • jungle fever
  • jungle yellow fever
  • Junin fever
  • Katayama fever
  • Kedani fever
  • Kenya fever
  • Kew Gardens fever
  • Kinkiang fever
  • Korin fever
  • Lábrea fever
  • Lábrea’s black fever
  • land fever
  • Lassa fever
  • laurel fever
  • Lazaret fever
  • lechuguilla fever
  • Lombard fever
  • Lone Star fever
  • lung fever
  • malarial fever
  • malignant tertian fever
  • Malta fever
  • Manchurian fever
  • Marseilles fever
  • marsh fever
  • Mediterranean coast fever
  • Mediterranean erythematous fever
  • Mediterranean exanthematous fever
  • Mediterranean fever
  • meningotyphoid fever
  • metal fume fever
  • Meuse fever
  • Mexican fever
  • Mianeh fever
  • miliary fever
  • milk fever
  • mill fever
  • Monday fever
  • monoleptic fever
  • Mossman fever
  • mountain fever
  • mud fever
  • mumu fever
  • Murchison-Pel-Ebstein fever
  • Murchison-Sanderson fever
  • nanukayami fever
  • Neapolitan fever
  • nervous fever
  • nine mile fever
  • nodal fever
  • o’nyong-nyong fever
  • Oropouche fever
  • Oroya fever
  • paludal fever
  • papataci fever
  • papatasi fever
  • pappataci fever
  • papular fever
  • paratyphoid fever
  • parenteric fever
  • parrot fever
  • parturient fever
  • Pel-Ebstein fever
  • periodic fever
  • petechial fever
  • pharyngoconjunctival fever
  • phlebotomus fever
  • pinta fever
  • pituitous fever
  • polka fever
  • polyleptic fever
  • polymer fume fever
  • Pomona fever
  • Pontiac fever
  • Potomac fever
  • Potomac horse fever
  • pretibial fever
  • prison fever
  • prison fever typhus
  • protein fever
  • puerperal fever
  • puking fever
  • purple fever
  • putrid fever
  • Pym fever
  • Pym’s fever
  • pyogenic fever
  • Q fever
  • query fever
  • rabbit fever
  • ratbite fever
  • rat-bite fever
  • recrudescent typhus fever
  • recurrent fever
  • recurring fever
  • red fever
  • redwater fever
  • relapsing fever
  • remittent fever
  • rheumatic fever
  • Rhodesian fever
  • rice-field fever
  • Rock fever
  • rock fever
  • Roman fever
  • rose fever
  • Ross River fever
  • rotanny fever
  • run a fever
  • sakushu fever
  • Salinem fever
  • salt fever
  • sand-fly fever
  • sandfly fever
  • Santa Marta fever
  • scarlet fever
  • Schamberg fever
  • Schottmüller’s fever
  • secondary fever
  • Sennetsu fever
  • septic fever
  • Shar Pei fever
  • shin bone fever
  • ship fever
  • shipping fever
  • shoddy fever
  • Sindbis fever
  • slime fever
  • slow fever
  • smelter’s fever
  • snail fever
  • solar fever
  • Songo fever
  • spelter’s fever
  • spirillary fever
  • spirillum fever
  • splenic fever
  • spotted fever
  • spottled fever
  • spring fever
  • steroid fever
  • sthenic fever
  • stockyards fever
  • stranger’s fever
  • streptobacillary fever
  • summer fever
  • sun fever
  • suppurative fever
  • surgical fever
  • swamp fever
  • swine fever
  • symptomatic fever
  • syphilitic fever
  • São Paulo fever
  • Texas cattle fever
  • Texas fever
  • therapeutic fever
  • thermic fever
  • thirst fever
  • three-day fever
  • threshing fever
  • tick-bite fever
  • tick-borne fever
  • tick fever
  • Tobia fever
  • traumatic fever
  • trench fever
  • trypanosome fever
  • tsutsugamushi fever
  • typhoid fever
  • typhus fever
  • undifferentiated type fever
  • undulant fever
  • undulating fever
  • upgrade fever
  • urethral fever
  • urinary fever
  • urticarial fever
  • uveoparotid fever
  • valley fever
  • verruga fever
  • vivax fever
  • war fever
  • Wesselsbron fever
  • West African fever
  • West Nile fever
  • Whitmore’s fever
  • winter fever
  • Wolhynia fever
  • womb fever
  • worm fever
  • wound fever
  • yellow fever
  • Zika fever
  • zinc fume fever

Related terms

  • feed a cold, starve a fever
  • fever ague
  • fever and ague
  • fever blister
  • fever bush
  • fever grass
  • fever lent
  • fever of unknown origin
  • fever pitch
  • fever powder
  • fever ring
  • Fever River
  • fever root
  • fever sore
  • fever therapy
  • fever thermometer
  • fever treatment
  • fever tree
  • fever twig
  • Foshay-Mollaret cat-scratch fever syndrome

Related terms

  • fervent
  • fervid
  • fervor

Examples

  • “I have a fever. I think I’ve the flu.”
  • scarlet fever
  • an envious fever
  • On the way back to the mainland the boat passed over a fever of stingrays, and the sight of them through the glass was enough to colour everything else, and outstrip it.
  • They move like thoughts, like memory, like a Wes Anderson diorama of earthly delights: lionfish, an albacore, a fever of stingrays—and then like a wound, a sea turtle at eye level.

Verb

  • To put into a fever; to affect with fever.
  • To become fevered.

Examples

  • a fevered lip
  • the white hand of a lady fever thee