from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having or showing a strong or excessive desire to acquire money or possess things, especially wishing to possess more than what one needs or deserves.
- adjective Having or showing a desire to eat or drink in large or excessive amounts.
- adjective Extremely eager or desirous for an activity or pursuit.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Having an inordinate desire for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very hungry.
- Synonyms Insatiate, insatiable, rapacious, gluttonous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very hungry; -- followed by of.
- adjective Having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having
greed; consumed by selfishdesires.
- adjective Prone to
- adjective computing Tending to match as much text as possible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
- adjective wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume
- adjective immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
I should suggest that it means not merely "_recipient_, capable of receiving," but, to coin a word, _captatious_, eager or greedy to receive, absorbing; as we say _avidum mare_, or a _greedy gulf_.
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