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Definitions of desire

  1. To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To express a wish for; to entreat; to request. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To require; to demand; to claim. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To miss; to regret. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An expressed wish; a request; petition. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Anything which is desired; an object of longing. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Grief; regret. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To wish earnestly for; crave; to express a wish for; ask. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To long for the possession of: to wish for: to request, ask: (B.) to regret. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To wish for; request. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To wish for; covet; crave; request. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. express a desire for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. To long for the possession or enjoyment of anything; to express a wish to obtain; to long for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To wish for; to ask; to entreat; to request. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. an inclination to want things; "a man of many desires" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. something that is desired Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. A longing for the possession of some object; an earnest wish; the object longed for. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. An earnest longing for: eagerness to obtain: a prayer or request: the object desired: lust. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Wish; longing; request. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. An earnest wishing for something; longing; craving; appetite; passion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A request; wish; prayer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. An object desired. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Desirability, desirableness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A wish to obtain; some degree of eagerness to gain and possess; a coveting for some object of pleasure or delight; request; prayer; that which is desired. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for desire

  1. And Desire was happy for was not this her work at last? – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  2. That is all I desire – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
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