Desire Definition

dĭ-zīr
desired, desires, desiring
verb
desired, desires, desiring
To have or feel a desire.
Webster's New World
To wish or long for; crave; covet.
Webster's New World
To want sexually.
Webster's New World
To ask for; request.
Webster's New World
To require; to demand; to claim.
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noun
desires
A strong wish or craving.
Webster's New World
An instance of this feeling.
She had a lifelong desire to visit China.
American Heritage
An asking for something; request.
Webster's New World
Sexual appetite; lust.
Webster's New World
An object of such feeling or passion.
A quiet evening with you is my only desire.
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pronoun
A female given name, spelling variant of Désirée.
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Other Word Forms of Desire

Noun

Singular:
desire
Plural:
desires

Origin of Desire

  • From Middle English desiren, from Old French desir(r)er, from Latin desidero (“to long for, desire, feel the want of, miss, regret”), apparently from de- + sidus (in the phrase de sidere, "from the stars") in connection with astrological hopes. Compare consider. Compare also desiderate.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English desiren from Old French desirer from Latin dēsīderāre to observe or feel the absence of, miss, desire dē- de- -sīderāre (as in cōnsīderāre to observe attentively, contemplate consider)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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