The definition of envy is feeling jealous.(verb)
An example of envy is the strong desire for a friend's brand new car.
Envy is defined as to regard with jealousy.(verb)
An example of envy is to desire a best friend's new job.
See envy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. envies
Origin: ME & OFr envie < L invidia < invidus, having hatred or ill will < invidere, to look askance at < in-, in, upon + videre, to look: see wise
See envy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. en·vies
Origin: Middle English envie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin invidia
Origin: , from invidus, envious
Origin: , from invidēre, to look at with envy
Origin: : in-, in, on; see en-1
Origin: + vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots
Origin: . V., from Middle English envien
Origin: , from Old French envier
Origin: , from Latin invidēre.
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