- The definition of greed is an intense desire to accumulate large amounts of something, such as food or money, especially if you try to acquire more than you need or more than your fair share.
An example of greed is when you are obsessed with getting more and more money.
The desire to accumulate vast amounts of money is greed.
greed definition by Webster's New World
Origin: back-formation ; from greedy
greed definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Back-formation from greedy.
Variant of gree
Origin: Middle English gre ; from Old French gre, gred ; from Classical Latin gratum, neuter of gratus: see grace