from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- intransitive v. To have a need or desire for food.
- intransitive v. To have a strong desire or craving.
- transitive v. To cause to experience hunger; make hungry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A need or compelling desire of food.
- n. Any strong desire.
- v. To be in need of food.
- v. To have a desire for.
- v. To make hungry; to famish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food.
- n. Any strong eager desire.
- intransitive v. To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger.
- intransitive v. To have an eager desire; to long.
- transitive v. To make hungry; to famish.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Middle English, from Old English hungor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English hungor. (Wiktionary)
Old English hyngran. (Wiktionary)