Results for desire

Definitions of desire:

part of speech: noun

A longing for the possession of some object; an earnest wish; the object longed for.

part of speech: noun

An earnest longing for: eagerness to obtain: a prayer or request: the object desired: lust.

part of speech: verb transitive

To wish earnestly for; crave; to express a wish for; ask.

part of speech: verb

To wish for; to ask; to entreat; to request.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: verb transitive

To long for the possession of: to wish for: to request, ask: ( B.) to regret.

Usage examples for desire:

  • " I had the same desire in the days of my youth," he replied. "Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading", Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • I had only the desire to hear him. "Bye-Ways", Robert Smythe Hichens
  • I see more hope than I desire "The Comedies of Terence", Publius Terentius Afer
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