1. [syn: craved, desired]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crave \Crave\ (kr[=a]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Craved
(kr[=a]vd); p pr. & vb. n. Craving.] [AS. crafian; akin to
Icel. krefja, Sw. kr[aum]fva, Dan. kr[ae]ve.]
1. To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with
submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to
I crave your honor's pardon. --Shak.
Joseph . . . went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved
the body of Jesus. --Mark xv. 43.
2. To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to
require or demand; as, the stomach craves food.
His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
Syn: To ask; seek; beg; beseech; implore; entreat; solicit;
request; supplicate; adjure.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: wanted intensely; "the child could no longer resist
taking one of the craved cookies"; "it produced the
desired effect" [syn: craved, desired]