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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Greedy  \Greed"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Greedier}  (-[i^]-[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Greediest}.]  [OE.  gredi  AS  gr?dig,  gr?dig;  akin  to  D. 
  gretig,  OS  gr?dag,  OHG.  gr?tag,  Dan.  graadig  OSw.  gradig, 
  gr?dig,  Icel.  gra?ugr,  Goth.  gr?dags  greedy,  gr?d?n  to  be 
  hungry;  cf  Skr.  grdh  to  be  greedy.  Cf  {Greed.}] 
  1.  Having  a  keen  appetite  for  food  or  drink;  ravenous; 
  voracious;  very  hungry;  --  followed  by  of  as  a  lion  that 
  is  greedy  of  his  prey. 
 
  2.  Having  a  keen  desire  for  anything  vehemently  desirous; 
  eager  to  obtain;  avaricious;  as  {greedy}  of  gain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  greedy 
  adj  1:  immoderately  desirous  of  acquiring  e.g.  wealth;  "they  are 
  avaricious  and  will  do  anything  for  money";  "casting 
  covetous  eyes  on  his  neighbor's  fields";  "a  grasping 
  old  miser";  "grasping  commercialism";  "greedy  for 
  money  and  power";  "grew  richer  and  greedier"; 
  "prehensile  employers  stingy  with  raises  for  their 
  employees"  [syn:  {avaricious},  {covetous},  {grabby},  {grasping}, 
  {prehensile}] 
  2:  (often  followed  by  `for')  ardently  or  excessively  desirous; 
  "avid  for  adventure";  "an  avid  ambition  to  succeed"; 
  "fierce  devouring  affection";  "the  esurient  eyes  of  an 
  avid  curiosity";  "greedy  for  fame"  [syn:  {avid},  {devouring(a)}, 
  {esurient}] 
  3:  wanting  to  eat  or  drink  more  than  one  can  reasonably 
  consume;  "don't  be  greedy  with  the  cookies" 




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