Desire

  • 41desire — 1. verb /dɪˈzaɪə/ a) More formal or stronger word for want. I desire to speak with you. b) Another word for want, connoting emotion. She has been desiring him since they first met. 2. noun /dɪˈzaɪə/ …

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  • 42desire — Synonyms and related words: Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, address, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, aim, aim at, ambition, andromania, animus, aphrodisia, appeal, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition, application, apply …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 43desire*/*/ — [dɪˈzaɪə] noun I 1) [C/U] a strong feeling of wanting to have or do something a desire for peace[/ex] his desire to travel[/ex] 2) [U] literary a strong feeling that you want to have sex with someone II verb [T] desire [dɪˈzaɪə] 1) formal to want …

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  • 44desire — de•sire [[t]dɪˈzaɪər[/t]] v. sired, sir•ing, n. 1) to wish or long for; crave; want 2) to ask for; solicit; request: The mayor desires your presence at the meeting[/ex] 3) a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction; hunger 4) …

    From formal English to slang

  • 45desire — [c]/dəˈzaɪə / (say duh zuyuh) verb (desired, desiring) –verb (t) 1. to wish or long for; crave; want. 2. to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request: *He also desired that she should occupy her villa rent free, and she gave him notice on the… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 46desire — n. & v. n. 1 a an unsatisfied longing or craving. b an expression of this; a request (expressed a desire to rest). 2 lust. 3 something desired (achieved his heart s desire). v.tr. 1 (often foll. by to + infin., or that + clause) long for; crave.… …

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  • 47desire — See envy, covet, desire. See envy, covet, desire …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 48desire — Ezekiel s wife is called the ‘desire’ (AV; ‘delight’, NRSV) of his eyes; the object of his love, who died (Ezek. 24:18). The word in Hebrew expresses strong emotion, and desire could turn to evil covetousness, as for money (1 Tim. 6:9), and to a… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 49DESIRE — (Roget s Thesaurus II) Index noun ambition, appetite, catch, desire (2), envy, greed, sell, toast, vocation, voracity adjective …

    English dictionary for students

  • 50desire — [13] The underlying etymological meaning of desire is something of a mystery. Like consider, it comes ultimately from a base related to Latin sīdus ‘star’, but the links in the semantic chain that would lead us back from ‘desire’ to ‘star’ have… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 51desire — 1. noun 1) a desire to see the world Syn: wish, want, aspiration, fancy, inclination, impulse; yearning, longing, craving, hankering, hunger; eagerness, enthusiasm, determination; informal yen, itch, jones 2) …

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  • 52desire — 1. noun 1) a desire to see the world Syn: wish, want, aspiration, yearning, longing, craving, hankering, hunger; informal yen, itch 2) his eyes glittered with desire Syn: lust …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 53desire — [13] The underlying etymological meaning of desire is something of a mystery. Like consider, it comes ultimately from a base related to Latin sīdus ‘star’, but the links in the semantic chain that would lead us back from ‘desire’ to ‘star’ have… …

    Word origins

  • 54Désiré — Provenance. Vient du latin desirare Sgifie : aspirer à, désirer, Se fête le 8 mai. Histoire. Sacré évêque de Bourges en 543, il succède ainsi à saint Arcade, Désiré participe aux conciles d Orléans et d Auvergne qui condamnèrent l hérésie de… …

    Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

  • 55desire — dusimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Reiškinys, kai vandens ar sausumos gyvūnams trūksta oro (deguonies) kvėpuoti (pvz., žuvų dusimas žiemą). atitikmenys: angl. desire; wish vok. Begehr, n; Wunsch, m rus. духота, f;… …

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  • 56desire — To ask, to request. Sometimes, to empower or authorize. According to context or circumstances, the word may import a request or even a demand, but ordinarily means to wish for more or less earnestly. This term, used in a will in relation to the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 57desire — To ask, to request. Sometimes, to empower or authorize. According to context or circumstances, the word may import a request or even a demand, but ordinarily means to wish for more or less earnestly. This term, used in a will in relation to the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 58desire — See apathy, eros …

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  • 59DESIRE — Debulking and Stenting in Restenosis Elimination [trial] …

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  • 60désire — 1 p.s. Prés., 3 p.s. Prés., 1 p.s. Prés. subj., 3 p.s. Prés. subj. désirer …

    French Morphology and Phonetics