To covet is defined as to strongly want something that someone else has.(verb)
An example of to covet is to dream of owning the car that your neighbor drives.
See covet in Webster's New World College Dictionary
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: ME coveiten < OFr coveitier < LL *cupiditare < L cupiditas: see cupidity
See covet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English coveiten
Origin: , from Old French coveitier
Origin: , from covitie, desire
Origin: , from Latin cupiditās
Origin: , from cupidus, desirous
Origin: , from cupere, to desire.
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