American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's). See Synonyms at envy.
- v. To wish for longingly. See Synonyms at desire.
- v. To feel immoderate desire for that which is another's.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To desire or wish for with eagerness; desire earnestly to obtain or possess: in a good sense.
- To desire inordinately or without due regard to the rights of others; wish to gain possession of in an unlawful way; long for, as that which it is unlawful to obtain or possess.
- Synonyms and To long for, hanker after, aspire to.
- To lust after.
- To have or indulge inordinate desire.
- v. transitive To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of, often enviously.
- v. transitive To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
- v. intransitive To yearn, have or indulge inordinate desire, notably for another's possession.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense.
- v. To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
- v. To have or indulge inordinate desire.
- v. wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
- from Middle English coveiten, from Old French covoiter (modern convoiter), from covoitié ("desire"), presumably modified from Latin cupiditas. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English coveiten, from Old French coveitier, from covitie, desire, from Latin cupiditās, from cupidus, desirous, from cupere, to desire. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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