Hunger Definition

hŭnggər
hungered, hungering, hungers
noun
hungers
The discomfort, pain, or weakness caused by a need for food.
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Famine; starvation.
Webster's New World
A desire, need, or appetite for food.
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Any strong desire; craving.
Webster's New World
verb
hungered, hungering, hungers
To feel hunger; be hungry; need food.
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To have a strong desire; crave.
Webster's New World
To subject to hunger; starve.
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Other Word Forms of Hunger

Noun

Singular:
hunger
Plural:
hungers

Origin of Hunger

  • 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

  • Middle English from Old English hungor

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

  • From Old English hyngran.

    From Wiktionary

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