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appetite


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appetite  \Ap"pe*tite\,  n.  [OE.  appetit,  F.  app['e]tit,  fr  L. 
  appetitus  fr  appetere  to  strive  after  long  for  ad  + 
  petere  to  seek.  See  {Petition},  and  cf  {Appetence}.] 
  1.  The  desire  for  some  personal  gratification,  either  of  the 
  body  or  of  the  mind. 
 
  The  object  of  appetite  it  whatsoever  sensible  good 
  may  be  wished  for  the  object  of  will  is  that  good 
  which  reason  does  lead  us  to  seek.  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  Desire  for  or  relish  of  food  or  drink;  hunger. 
 
  Men  must  have  appetite  before  they  will  eat. 
  --Buckle. 
 
  3.  Any  strong  desire;  an  eagerness  or  longing. 
 
  It  God  had  given  to  eagles  an  appetite  to  swim. 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  To  gratify  the  vulgar  appetite  for  the  marvelous. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  4.  Tendency;  appetency.  [Obs.] 
 
  In  all  bodies  there  as  an  appetite  of  union. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  5.  The  thing  desired.  [Obs.] 
 
  Power  being  the  natural  appetite  of  princes. 
  --Swift. 
 
  Note:  In  old  authors,  appetite  is  followed  by  to  or  of  but 
  regularly  it  should  be  followed  by  for  before  the 
  object;  as  an  appetite  for  pleasure. 
 
  Syn:  Craving;  longing;  desire;  appetency;  passion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appetite 
  n  :  a  feeling  of  craving  something  "an  appetite  for  life";  "the 
  object  of  life  is  to  satisfy  as  many  appetencies  as 
  possible"-  Granville  Hicks  [syn:  {appetency},  {appetence}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  APPETITE,  n.  An  instinct  thoughtfully  implanted  by  Providence  as  a 
  solution  to  the  labor  question. 
 
 




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