Covered
Covet Cov"et (k?v"?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Covered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coveting}.] [OF. coveitier, covoitier, F. convoiter, from a derivative fr. L. cupere to desire; cf. Skr. kup to become excited. Cf. {Cupidity}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense. [1913 Webster]

Covet earnestly the best gifts. --1. Cor. xxii. 31. [1913 Webster]

If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden). [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house. --Ex. xx. 17.

Syn: To long for; desire; hanker after; crave. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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