Origin of covetMiddle English coveiten from Old French coveitier from Late Latin an unverified form cupiditare from Classical Latin cupiditas: see cupidity
An example of to covet is to dream of owning the car that your neighbor drives.
verbcov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets
- To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
- To wish for (something) longingly. See Synonyms at desire.
Origin of covetMiddle English coveiten from Old French coveitier from covitie desire from Latin cupiditās from cupidus desirous from cupere to desire
(third-person singular simple present covets, present participle coveting, simple past and past participle coveted)
from Middle English coveiten, from Old French covoiter (modern convoiter), from covoitié (“desire”), presumably modified from Latin cupiditas.
- The commercial for Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker features the actress clad in a frothy Christian Lacroix gown, smashing a store window with her stiletto shoe in order to grab a bottle of Covet.
- No matter what designer you covet or which styles you as a retailer would like to carry for your clientele, there are replica watches out there in every model and maker.
- We've all been there: in the stylist's chair ready to make a major change, only to be advised that the look we covet will result in damaged hair and split ends.
- The company's wares are prestigious and elegant, and hold a certain allure for consumers who covet the famous logo as much as they covet the handbag itself.
- That's all well and good - it says something for a bag's quality when so many people covet it - but it certainly doesn't allow a woman to express herself as uniquely as she would like.