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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of long.
  • n. An earnest and deep, not greatly passionate, but rather melancholic desire.
  • n. The buying of a financial instrument with the expectation that its value will rise

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An eager desire; an earnest wish or craving.
  • n. Specifically, in pathology, one of the peculiar and often whimsical desires experienced by pregnant women.

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

  • n. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

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