1. a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation;
[syn: hunger, hungriness]
2. strong desire for something (not food or drink);
- Example: "a thirst for knowledge"
- Example: "hunger for affection"
[syn: hunger, hungriness, thirst, thirstiness]
1. feel the need to eat;
2. have a craving, appetite, or great desire for;
[syn: crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust]
3. be hungry; go without food;
- Example: "Let's eat--I'm starving!"
[syn: starve, hunger, famish]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hunger \Hun"ger\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hungered; p. pr. & vb. n. Hungering.] [OE. hungren, AS. hyngrian. See Hunger, n.] 1. To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger. [1913 Webster] 2. To have an eager desire; to long. [1913 Webster] Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteouness. --Matt. v. 6. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hunger \Hun"ger\, n. [AS. hungor; akin to OFries. hunger, D. honger, OS. & OHG. hungar, G. hunger, Icel. hungr, Sw. & Dan. hunger, Goth. h?hrus hunger, huggrjan to hunger.] 1. An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food. [1913 Webster] Note: The sensation of hunger is usually referred to the stomach, but is probably dependent on excitation of the sensory nerves, both of the stomach and intestines, and perhaps also on indirect impressions from other organs, more or less exhausted from lack of nutriment. [1913 Webster] 2. Any strong eager desire. [1913 Webster] O sacred hunger of ambitious minds! --Spenser. [1913 Webster] For hunger of my gold I die. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hunger \Hun"ger\, v. t. To make hungry; to famish. Hunger-bitMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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