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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lust  \Lust\,  n.  [AS.  lust,  lust,  pleasure,  longing;  akin  to  OS., 
  D.,  G.,  &  Sw  lust,  Dan.  &  Icel.  lyst,  Goth  lustus,  and  perh. 
  tom  Skr.  lush  to  desire,  or  to  E.  loose.  Cf  {List}  to 
  please,  {Listless}.] 
  1.  Pleasure.  [Obs.]  ``  Lust  and  jollity.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Inclination;  desire.  [Obs.] 
 
  For  little  lust  had  she  to  talk  of  aught.  --Spenser. 
 
  My  lust  to  devotion  is  little.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  3.  Longing  desire;  eagerness  to  possess  or  enjoy;  --  in  a  had 
  sense  as  the  lust  of  gain. 
 
  The  lust  of  reigning.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Licentious  craving;  sexual  appetite.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  Hence:  Virility;  vigor;  active  power.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lust  \Lust\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lusted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lusting}.]  [AS.  lystan  See  {Lust},  n.,  and  cf  List  to 
  choose.] 
  1.  To  list;  to  like  [Obs.]  --Chaucer.  ``  Do  so  if  thou  lust. 
  ''  --Latimer. 
 
  Note:  In  earlier  usage  lust  was  impersonal. 
 
  In  the  water  vessel  he  it  cast  When  that  him 
  luste.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  have  an  eager,  passionate,  and  especially  an  inordinate 
  or  sinful  desire,  as  for  the  gratification  of  the  sexual 
  appetite  or  of  covetousness;  --  often  with  after 
 
  Whatsoever  thy  soul  lusteth  after  --Deut.  xii. 
  15. 
 
  Whosoever  looketh  on  a  woman  to  lust  after  her  hath 
  committed  adultery  with  her  already  in  his  heart. 
  --Matt.  v.  28. 
 
  The  spirit  that  dwelleth  in  us  lusteth  to  envy. 
  --James  iv  5. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lust 
  n  1:  a  strong  sexual  desire  [syn:  {lecherousness},  {lustfulness}] 
  2:  self-indulgent  sexual  desire  (personified  as  one  of  the 
  deadly  sins)  [syn:  {luxuria}] 
  v  :  have  a  craving,  appetite,  or  great  desire  for  [syn:  {crave}, 
  {hunger},  {thirst},  {starve}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lust 
  sinful  longing;  the  inward  sin  which  leads  to  the  falling  away 
  from  God  (Rom.  1:21).  "Lust,  the  origin  of  sin,  has  its  place  in 
  the  heart,  not  of  necessity,  but  because  it  is  the  centre  of  all 
  moral  forces  and  impulses  and  of  spiritual  activity."  In  Mark 
  4:19  lusts"  are  objects  of  desire. 
 




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