An example of to covet is to dream of owning the car that your neighbor drives.
Origin of covet
- Middle English coveiten from Old French coveitier from covitie desire from Latin cupiditās from cupidus desirous from cupere to desire
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- from Middle English coveiten, from Old French covoiter (modern convoiter), from covoitié (“desire”), presumably modified from Latin cupiditas.