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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  desired 
  adj  1:  greatly  desired  [syn:  {coveted},  {in  demand(p)},  {sought 
  after}] 
  2:  wanted  intensely;  "the  child  could  no  longer  resist  taking 
  one  of  the  craved  cookies";  "it  produced  the  desired 
  effect"  [syn:  {craved}] 




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