Covet Definition

coveted, coveting, covets
To want ardently (esp., something that another person has); long for with envy.
Webster's New World
To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
American Heritage
To wish for (something) longingly.
American Heritage
To covet that which is another's.
American Heritage

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.

    From Wiktionary

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