from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth: "Many . . . attach to competition the stigma of selfish greed” ( Henry Fawcett).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An eager desire or longing; greediness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An excessively eager desire to possess something, especially wealth; avaricious desire; especially, coarse and brutal avarice.
- n. A greedy person.
- n. Synonyms Greediness, Greed; eagerness, avidity. Greediness is used either literally or figuratively, as greediness for food, greediness for favors, applause, knowledge; greed has now lost its literal sense, and is rarely used except for avarice and in such phrases as greed of gain, greed of wealth, greed of gold.
- To cry; cry out; call.
- n. A pondweed (Potamogeton in several species): usually in plural.
- n. plural Straw used to make manure in a farm-yard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
- n. reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
Climate change in the same breath as greed and consumption, sounds like our man (as was) at the IPCC, Houghton, who believed that emissions reductions would save the planet from mankind's 'greed and indifference '.
Lord Myners attacks bankers 'greed and finds God minister appointed to clean up the City, is so disenchanted by bankers' greed and self-aggrandisement that he is planning to become a theology student.
(hey, even 20 percent would be great!) to the innovation platform put forward at Vijay Vaitheeswaran: "Need, speed, and greed for good as opposed to 'greed is good. '"
The taxpayer will see to it that the corruption on Wall Street, the gambling mentality, and the plain greed is dealt with.
Last month, newspapers ran 2285 stories with the word "greed."
Number of articles with the word 'greed' in U.S. newspapers - October 2010 through October 2011
What fuels our greed is a neurotransmitter called dopamine.
But their greed is the reason segments of the population want to see them cash their chips in early.
A Gingrich-allied Super PAC released a trailer for a film titled "When Mitt Romney Came to Town" that deploys all the manipulative techniques familiar to the genre: tearful laid-off employees, grainy images of shuttered factories, narration that works in the word "greed" as often as possible.
The president chose this town of 4,600 in eastern Kansas as a historical echo of a speech given more than a century earlier by Theodore Roosevelt, who used the same location to call for a strong central government that would protect ordinary Americans from what he called the greed and recklessness of big business and special interests.