Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A consuming desire; a yearning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Vehement or urgent desire or longing; appetite; yearning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Vehement or urgent desire; longing for; beseeching.

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  • verb Present participle of crave.
  • noun A strong desire; yearning

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an intense desire for some particular thing

Etymologies

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From crave.

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From Middle English cravinge, from Old English crafing ("claim, demand"), equivalent to crave +‎ -ing.

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