American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A strong desire or need for food.
- n. The discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food.
- n. A strong desire or craving: a hunger for affection.
- v. To have a need or desire for food.
- v. To have a strong desire or craving.
- v. To cause to experience hunger; make hungry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An uneasy or painful sensation occasioned by the want of food; craving appetite.
- n. Hence Any strong or eager desire.
- n. A famine.
- To feel the uneasiness or longing which is occasioned by long abstinence from food; crave food.
- Hence To have an eager desire; long.
- To starve.
- n. A need or compelling desire of food.
- n. by extension Any strong desire.
- v. To be in need of food.
- v. figuratively To have a desire for.
- v. archaic To make hungry; to famish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food.
- n. Any strong eager desire.
- v. To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger.
- v. To have an eager desire; to long.
- v. To make hungry; to famish.
- n. strong desire for something (not food or drink)
- v. have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
- v. be hungry; go without food
- n. a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
- v. feel the need to eat
- From Old English hungor. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English hungor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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