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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Unspeakable  desire  to  see  and  know  --Milton. 
 
  2.  An  expressed  wish;  a  request;  petition. 
 
  And  slowly  was  my  mother  brought  To  yield  consent  to 
  my  desire.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  Anything  which  is  desired;  an  object  of  longing. 
 
  The  Desire  of  all  nations  shall  come  --Hag.  ii  7. 
 
  4.  Excessive  or  morbid  longing;  lust;  appetite. 
 
  5.  Grief;  regret.  [Obs.]  --Chapman. 
 
  Syn:  Wish;  appetency;  craving;  inclination;  eagerness; 
  aspiration;  longing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Desire  \De*sire"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Desired};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Desiring}.]  [F.  d['e]sirer,  L.  desiderare,  origin 
  uncertain,  perh.  fr  de-  +  sidus  star,  constellation,  and 
  hence  orig.,  to  turn  the  eyes  from  the  stars.  Cf  {Consider}, 
  and  {Desiderate},  and  see  {Sidereal}.] 
  1.  To  long  for  to  wish  for  earnestly;  to  covet. 
 
  Neither  shall  any  man  desire  thy  land.  --Ex.  xxxiv 
  24. 
 
  Ye  desire  your  child  to  live.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  express  a  wish  for  to  entreat;  to  request. 
 
  Then  she  said  Did  I  desire  a  son  of  my  lord?  --2 
  Kings  iv  28. 
 
  Desire  him  to  go  in  trouble  him  no  more  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  require;  to  demand;  to  claim.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  doleful  case  desires  a  doleful  song.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  miss;  to  regret.  [Obs.] 
 
  She  shall  be  pleasant  while  she  lives,  and  desired 
  when  she  dies.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  To  long  for  hanker  after  covet;  wish;  ask  request; 
  solicit;  entreat;  beg. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Desire},  {Wish}.  In  desire  the  feeling  is  usually 
  more  eager  than  in  wish.  ``I  wish  you  to  do  this''  is 
  a  milder  form  of  command  than  ``I  desire  you  to  do 
  this,''  though  the  feeling  prompting  the  injunction 
  may  be  the  same  --C.  J.  Smith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  desire 
  n  1:  the  feeling  that  accompanies  an  unsatisfied  state 
  2:  an  inclination  to  want  things  "a  man  of  many  desires" 
  3:  something  that  is  desired 
  v  1:  feel  or  have  a  desire  for  want  strongly;  "I  want  to  go  home 
  now  "I  want  my  own  room"  [syn:  {want}] 
  2:  expect  with  desire;  "I  trust  you  will  behave  better  from  now 
  on";  "I  hope  she  understands  that  she  cannot  exepct  a 
  raise"  [syn:  {hope},  {trust}] 
  3:  express  a  desire  for 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DESIRE 
  DEsign  by  Simulation  and  REndering  om  parallel  architectures  [project]  (ESPRIT) 
 
 




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