Lust Lust, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lusting}.] [AS. lystan. See {Lust}, n., and cf. List to choose.] 1. To list; to like. [Obs.] --Chaucer. `` Do so if thou lust. '' --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

Note: In earlier usage lust was impersonal. [1913 Webster]

In the water vessel he it cast When that him luste. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; -- often with after. [1913 Webster]

Whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. --Deut. xii. 15. [1913 Webster]

Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. --Matt. v. 28. [1913 Webster]

The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy. --James iv. 5. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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