Desire is defined as physically longing for something.(noun)
An example of desire is the feeling before a goodnight kiss.
The definition of desire is to wish for or crave something.(verb)
An example of desire is to really want a piece of chocolate cake.
See desire in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME desiren < OFr desirer < L desiderare, orig., prob., to await from the stars < de-, from + sidus, star: see sidereal
See desire in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb de·sired, de·sir·ing, de·sires
Origin: Middle English desiren
Origin: , from Old French desirer
Origin: , from Latin dēsīderāre
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + sīdus, sīder-, star.
Learn more about desire