Hunger meaning

hŭnggər
Hunger is defined as wanting something.

An example of hunger is desperately wanting justice in the world; to hunger for justice.

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The definition of hunger is the desire for something.

An example of hunger is what people feel when starving in an African nation.

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Any strong desire; craving.
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To have a strong desire or craving.
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To cause to experience hunger; make hungry.
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To subject to hunger; starve.
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A need or compelling desire for food.
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(by extension) Any strong desire.

I have a hunger to win.

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To be in need of food.
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(figuratively) To have a desire (f); to long; to yearn.

I hungered for your love.

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(archaic) To make hungry; to famish.
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A strong desire or craving.

A hunger for affection.

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To have a need or desire for food.
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A desire, need, or appetite for food.
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To feel hunger; be hungry; need food.
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To have a strong desire; crave.
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Origin of hunger

  • Middle English from Old English hungor

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

  • From Middle English hunger, from Old English hungor (“hunger, desire; famine”), from Proto-Germanic *hungruz, *hunhruz (“hunger”), from Proto-Indo-European *kenk- (“to burn, smart, desire, hunger, thirst”). Compare Dutch honger, German and Low German Hunger, Swedish hunger.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English hyngran.

    From Wiktionary