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Standard Definition

[n] an inclination to want things; "a man of many desires"
[n] the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
[n] something that is desired
[v] feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
[v] express a desire for
[v] expect with desire; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"


trust - (1 syllables), want - (1 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\De*sire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desired}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Desiring}.] [F. d['e]sirer, L. desiderare, origin uncertain, perh. fr. de- + sidus star, constellation, and hence orig., to turn the eyes from the stars. Cf. {Consider}, and {Desiderate}, and see {Sidereal}.]
1. To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet. Neither shall any man desire thy land. --Ex. xxxiv. 2
4. Ye desire your child to live. --Tennyson.
2. To express a wish for; to entreat; to request. Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? --2 Kings iv. 2
8. Desire him to go in; trouble him no more. --Shak.
3. To require; to demand; to claim. [Obs.] A doleful case desires a doleful song. --Spenser.
4. To miss; to regret. [Obs.] She shall be pleasant while she lives, and desired when she dies. --Jer. Taylor. Syn: To long for; hanker after; covet; wish; ask; request; solicit; entreat; beg. Usage: To {Desire}, {Wish}. In desire the feeling is usually more eager than in wish. ``I wish you to do this'' is a milder form of command than ``I desire you to do this,'' though the feeling prompting the injunction may be the same. --C. J. Smith.
\De*sire"\, n. [F. d['e]sir, fr. d['e]sirer. See {Desire}, v. t.]
1. The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy. Unspeakable desire to see and know. --Milton.
2. An expressed wish; a request; petition. And slowly was my mother brought To yield consent to my desire. --Tennyson.
3. Anything which is desired; an object of longing. The Desire of all nations shall come. --Hag. ii.
4. Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.
5. Grief; regret. [Obs.] --Chapman. Syn: Wish; appetency; craving; inclination; eagerness; aspiration; longing.