Yearned
Yearn Yearn (y[~e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Yearned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Yearning}.] [Also earn, ern; probably a corruption of OE. ermen to grieve, AS. ierman, yrman, or geierman, geyrman, fr. earm wretched, poor; akin to D. & G. arm, Icel. armr, Goth. arms. The y- in English is perhaps due to the AS. ge (see {Y-}).] To pain; to grieve; to vex. [Obs.] ``She laments, sir, for it, that it would yearn your heart to see it.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

It yearns me not if men my garments wear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • yearned — jÉœrn /jɜːn v. desire, long, crave; pine, miss someone or something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yearned for — desired, longed for, his soul thirsted for …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yearned-for — adjective greatly desired • Syn: ↑longed for, ↑wished for • Similar to: ↑wanted …   Useful english dictionary

  • longed for — yearned for, craved, desired …   English contemporary dictionary

  • missed him — yearned for him; muffed him, failed to see him; failed to hit him …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yearn — verb ADVERB ▪ secretly ▪ desperately ▪ still ▪ always ▪ I ve always yearned to go stock car racing. PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • yearn — [[t]jɜ͟ː(r)n[/t]] yearns, yearning, yearned VERB If someone yearns for something that they are unlikely to get, they want it very much. [V for n] He yearned for freedom... [V to inf] I yearned to be a movie actor …   English dictionary

  • yearn — UK [jɜː(r)n] / US [jɜrn] verb [intransitive] Word forms yearn : present tense I/you/we/they yearn he/she/it yearns present participle yearning past tense yearned past participle yearned mainly literary to want something a lot, especially… …   English dictionary

  • Yisrael Meir Kagan — Age 91, on his visit to the Polish Prime Minister Born February 6, 1838(1838 02 06) (11 Shevat 5598) Dzyatlava Died …   Wikipedia

  • James Louis Garvin — For the basketball player, see James Garvin (basketball) James Louis Garvin (12 April 1868 23 January 1947), was an influential British journalist, editor, and author.Youth and early years in journalismThe youngest of two children, Garvin was… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”