Covet meaning

kŭvĭt
To wish for (something) longingly.
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To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
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To want ardently (esp., something that another person has); long for with envy.
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To covet that which is another's.
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To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of, often enviously.
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To covet is defined as to strongly want something that someone else has.

An example of to covet is to dream of owning the car that your neighbor drives.

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To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
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(intransitive) To yearn, have or indulge inordinate desire, notably for another's possession.
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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