Craving
Crave 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; to beseech; to implore. [1913 Webster]

I crave your honor's pardon. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Joseph . . . went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. --Mark xv. 43. [1913 Webster]

2. To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand; as, the stomach craves food. [1913 Webster]

His path is one that eminently craves weary walking. --Edmund Gurney.

Syn: To ask; seek; beg; beseech; implore; entreat; solicit; request; supplicate; adjure. [1913 Webster]


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  • Craving — Crav ing ( ?ng), n. Vehement or urgent desire; longing for; beseeching. [1913 Webster] A succession of cravings and satiety. L Estrange. {Crav ing*ly}, adv. {Crav ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • craving — index desire, eager, insatiable, solicitous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • craving — [n] strong desire appetite, appetition, hankering, hunger, hurting, itch*, longing, lust, munchies*, need, passion, thirst, urge, yearning, yen*; concepts 20,709 Ant. dislike, distaste, hate, indifference …   New thesaurus

  • craving — ► NOUN ▪ a powerful desire for something …   English terms dictionary

  • craving — [krā′viŋ] n. an intense and prolonged desire; yearning or appetite, as for affection or a food or drug …   English World dictionary

  • craving — n. 1) to feel, have a craving 2) a powerful, strong craving 3) a craving for * * * [ kreɪvɪŋ] have a craving strong craving strong craving a powerful a craving for to feel …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Craving — Der Anglizismus Craving (engl. Begierde, Verlangen) ist ein in das Deutsche übernommener medizinischer Begriff und eine wissenschaftliche Bezeichnung aus dem Bereich der Suchtforschung. „Craving” oder „constant craving” umschreibt das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • craving — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ desperate (esp. BrE), intense, strong ▪ food cravings ▪ hunger cravings ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • craving — crav|ing [ˈkreıvıŋ] n an extremely strong desire for something →↑longing craving for ▪ She had a craving for some chocolate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • craving — UK [ˈkreɪvɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms craving : singular craving plural cravings a very strong feeling of wanting something …   English dictionary

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