Desire
Desire De*sire", n. [F. d['e]sir, fr. d['e]sirer. See {Desire}, v. t.] 1. The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy. [1913 Webster]

Unspeakable desire to see and know. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. An expressed wish; a request; petition. [1913 Webster]

And slowly was my mother brought To yield consent to my desire. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything which is desired; an object of longing. [1913 Webster]

The Desire of all nations shall come. --Hag. ii. 7. [1913 Webster]

4. Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite. [1913 Webster]

5. Grief; regret. [Obs.] --Chapman.

Syn: Wish; appetency; craving; inclination; eagerness; aspiration; longing. [1913 Webster]


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