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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need;
[syn: longing, yearning, hungriness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Longing \Long"ing\, n. An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration. [1913 Webster] Put on my crown; I have immortal longings in me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Long \Long\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Longed; p. pr. & vb. n. Longing.] [AS. langian to increase, to lengthen, to stretch out the mind after, to long, to crave, to belong to, fr. lang long. See Long, a.] 1. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by for or after. [1913 Webster] I long to see you. --Rom. i. 11. [1913 Webster] I have longed after thy precepts. --Ps. cxix. 40. [1913 Webster] I have longed for thy salvation. --Ps. cxix. 174. [1913 Webster] Nicomedes, longing for herrings, was supplied with fresh ones . . . at a great distance from the sea. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The labor which that longeth unto me. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

longing n 1: prolonged unfulfilled desire or need [syn: longing, yearning, hungriness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "longing": Heimweh, aching, craving, desiderium, desire, fancy, hankering, homesick, homesickness, honing, hunger, languishing, languishment, mal du pays, maladie du pays, nostalgia, nostalgic, nostomania, pining, wish, wishful, wistful, yearnful, yearning, yen