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hunger


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunger  \Hun"ger\,  n.  [AS.  hungor;  akin  to  OFries  hunger,  D. 
  honger,  OS  &  OHG.  hungar,  G.  hunger,  Icel.  hungr,  Sw  &  Dan. 
  hunger,  Goth.  h?hrus  hunger,  huggrjan  to  hunger.] 
  1.  An  uneasy  sensation  occasioned  normally  by  the  want  of 
  food;  a  craving  or  desire  for  food. 
 
  Note:  The  sensation  of  hunger  is  usually  referred  to  the 
  stomach,  but  is  probably  dependent  on  excitation  of  the 
  sensory  nerves,  both  of  the  stomach  and  intestines,  and 
  perhaps  also  on  indirect  impressions  from  other  organs, 
  more  or  less  exhausted  from  lack  of  nutriment. 
 
  2.  Any  strong  eager  desire. 
 
  O  sacred  hunger  of  ambitious  minds!  --Spenser. 
 
  For  hunger  of  my  gold  I  die.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunger  \Hun"ger\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hungered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Hungering}.]  [OE.  hungren,  AS  hyngrian  See  {Hunger}, 
  n.] 
  1.  To  feel  the  craving  or  uneasiness  occasioned  by  want  of 
  food;  to  be  oppressed  by  hunger. 
 
  2.  To  have  an  eager  desire;  to  long. 
 
  Blessed  are  they  which  do  hunger  and  thirst  after 
  righteouness.  --Matt.  v.  6. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hunger  \Hun"ger\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  hungry;  to  famish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hunger 
  n  1:  a  physiological  need  for  food  [syn:  {hungriness}] 
  2:  strong  desire  for  something  (not  food  or  drink):  "a  thirst 
  for  knowledge";  "hunger  for  affection"  [syn:  {thirst}] 
  v  1:  feel  the  need  to  eat 
  2:  have  a  craving,  appetite,  or  great  desire  for  [syn:  {crave}, 
  {thirst},  {starve},  {lust}] 
  3:  be  hungry;  go  without  food;  "Let's  eat--I'm  starving!"  [syn: 
  {starve}]  [ant:  {be  full}] 




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