Crave Crave, v. i. To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite. [1913 Webster]

Once one may crave for love. --Suckling. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • crave — crave …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Crave — or craving may refer to: Hunger A food craving Craving (withdrawal), a psychological withdrawal symptom Crave (album), a 2002 album by Cyclefly Crave (play), a play by Sarah Kane Crave (band), an R B musical group Craving (album), a 1999 album by …   Wikipedia

  • crave — [ krav ] n. m. • 1606; même rad. que cravan « oie sauvage », p. ê. d o. gaul. ♦ Zool. Oiseau grégaire des montagnes, de la taille du choucas, au plumage noir, au bec et aux pattes rouges. ● crave nom masculin (gaulois crago) Corneille des Alpes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • crave — [ kreıv ] verb 1. ) crave or crave for intransitive or transitive to want something very much and in a way that is very hard to control: LONG FOR: He d craved the attention of the older kids. Lewis still craves for the recognition he feels he… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Crave — (kr[=a]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Craved} (kr[=a]vd); p pr. & vb. n. {Craving}.] [AS. crafian; akin to Icel. krefja, Sw. kr[aum]fva, Dan. kr[ae]ve.] 1. To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crave — index desire, lack, need, require (need) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • crave — [v1] desire intensely ache for, covet, cry out for, die for*, dream, eat one’s heart out*, fancy, give eyeteeth for*, hunger for*, itch for*, long for, lust after, need, pine for*, require, sigh for, spoil for, suspire, thirst for*, want, yearn… …   New thesaurus

  • crave — ► VERB 1) feel a powerful desire for. 2) dated ask for: I must crave your indulgence. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • crave — [kreıv] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: crafian] to have an extremely strong desire for something ▪ She s an insecure child who craves attention …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crave — (v.) O.E. crafian ask, implore, demand by right, from N.Gmc. *krabojan (Cf. O.N. krefja to demand, Dan. kræve, Swed. kräva); perhaps related to CRAFT (Cf. craft) in its base sense of power. Current sense to long for is c.1400, probably through… …   Etymology dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

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