Hankered
Hanker Han"ker (h[a^][ng]"k[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hankered} (-k[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hankering}.] [Prob. fr. hang; cf. D. hunkeren, hengelen.] 1. To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; -- usually with for or after; as, to hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the town. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

He was hankering to join his friend. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]

2. To linger in expectation or with desire. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


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  • hankered — han·ker || hæŋkÉ™(r) v. desire, crave, long for …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hanker — UK [ˈhæŋkə(r)] / US [ˈhæŋkər] verb [intransitive] Word forms hanker : present tense I/you/we/they hanker he/she/it hankers present participle hankering past tense hankered past participle hankered informal to have a strong feeling of wanting… …   English dictionary

  • hanker — v. (colloq.) (esp. AE) 1) (d; intr.) to hanker after, for ( to want ) (to hanker for a good steak) 2) (E) ( to want ) she hankered to go south * * * [ hæŋkə] for (to hanker for a good steak; to want ) (E) ( to want ) she hankered to go south… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hanker — han|ker [ hæŋkər ] verb intransitive INFORMAL to have a strong feeling of wanting something: hanker after/for: She had always hankered after thick curly hair. hanker to do something: He hankered to revisit his childhood home …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hanker — [[t]hæ̱ŋkə(r)[/t]] hankers, hankering, hankered VERB If you hanker after something, you want it very much. [V after/for n] In 1969 I hankered after a floor length brown suede coat. [Also V to inf] …   English dictionary

  • Hanker — Han ker (h[a^][ng] k[ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hankered} ( k[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hankering}.] [Prob. fr. hang; cf. D. hunkeren, hengelen.] 1. To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; usually with for or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hankering — Hanker Han ker (h[a^][ng] k[ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hankered} ( k[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hankering}.] [Prob. fr. hang; cf. D. hunkeren, hengelen.] 1. To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; usually with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hanker — intransitive verb (hankered; hankering) Etymology: probably from Dutch dialect hankeren Date: 1627 to have a strong or persistent desire ; yearn often used with for or after Synonyms: see long • hankerer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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