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A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled.
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  1. A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled.
  2. Strong desire; yearning
  1. A wistful or melancholy longing.
  2. Deep or anxious longing, desire, etc.
  3. A persistent, often melancholy desire; a longing:
A craving; yearning
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  1. A craving; yearning
The uncomfortable or distressful feeling caused by a desire or need for water and characterized generally by a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat
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  1. The uncomfortable or distressful feeling caused by a desire or need for water and characterized generally by a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat
  2. Any strong desire; craving
  3. An insistent desire; a craving:
A physical property or tendency:
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  1. A physical property or tendency:
  2. One's usual mood; temperament:
  3. A habitual inclination; a tendency:
An act of asking for something.
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  1. An act of asking for something.
  2. The state of being asked for or wanted; demand
  3. Something asked for:
An instance of such longing or desire:
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  1. An instance of such longing or desire:
  2. A person or thing on which one may base some hope
  3. (Christianity) The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God's help.
The act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner
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  1. The act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner
  2. The action or fact of intending:
  3. An aim that guides action; an objective:
The right, power, or opportunity of prior choice or claim
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  1. The right, power, or opportunity of prior choice or claim
  2. The selecting of someone or something over another or others:
  3. The right or chance to make a choice:
An alternative:
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  1. An alternative:
  2. One that is chosen:
  3. The right, power, or chance to choose; option
A wish or desire for something; craving
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  1. A wish or desire for something; craving
  2. The state or fact of lacking, or having too little of, something needed or desired; scarcity; shortage; lack
  3. Pressing need; destitution:
A person who prays
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  1. A person who prays
  2. The slightest chance or hope:
  3. An act of communion with God, a god, or another object of worship, such as in devotion, confession, praise, or thanksgiving:
The act or an instance of invoking, especially an appeal to a higher power for assistance.
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  1. The act or an instance of invoking, especially an appeal to a higher power for assistance.
  2. A prayer or other formula used in invoking, as at the opening of a religious service.
  3. The act of calling on God, a god, a saint, the Muses, etc. for blessing, help, inspiration, support, or the like
Preference or taste
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  1. Preference or taste
  2. A like; a predilection.
  3. A feeling of attraction or love; fondness:
A pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight; satisfaction
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  1. A pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight; satisfaction
  2. One's preference or wish:
  3. One's wish, will, or choice
A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
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  1. A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
  2. A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct. A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct.
  3. Something enjoined; command; order
(Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
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  1. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
  2. Ability to have and use; mastery
  3. An order; direction; mandate
Condition or state in general:
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  1. Condition or state in general:
  2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
  3. A sequence or arrangement of successive things:
The line, crossbar, or net over or into which the ball or puck must be passed to score
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  1. The line, crossbar, or net over or into which the ball or puck must be passed to score
  2. (Sports) A structure or area into which players endeavor to propel a ball or puck in order to score points.
  3. An object or end that one strives to attain; aim
A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
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  1. A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
  2. (Informal) One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful:
  3. A wild fancy or unrealistic hope:
A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow.
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  1. A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow.
  2. An avowal to do something or to refrain from doing something, conveyed in such a way as to assure another that it will be done, and that can be considered binding. An avowal to do something or to refrain from doing something, conveyed in such a way as to assure another that it will be done, and that can be considered binding.
  3. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation:
To wish for (something) longingly.
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  1. To wish for (something) longingly.
  2. To want ardently (esp., something that another person has); long for with envy
  3. To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
To have an intense desire for something
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  1. To have an intense desire for something
  2. To beg earnestly for:
  3. To have an intense desire for.
To feel envy toward (another person).
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  1. To feel envy toward (another person).
  2. To regard (something) with envy.
  3. (Obs.) To feel or show envy
(Archaic) To have confidence; trust.
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  1. (Archaic) To have confidence; trust.
  2. To desire and consider possible:
  3. To have hope; want and expect
To express a wish or desire for; ask for, esp. in a polite or formal way
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  1. To express a wish or desire for; ask for, esp. in a polite or formal way
  2. To ask (a person) to do something
  3. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
To make an earnest request of (someone).
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  1. To make an earnest request of (someone).
  2. (Obs.) To speak or write (of)
  3. To ask for earnestly; petition for:
To give preference or priority to (a creditor, etc.)
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  1. To give preference or priority to (a creditor, etc.)
  2. To present (a case) to a court as ready for consideration:
  3. To put before something or someone else in one's liking, opinion, etc.; like better
To wish to see or speak with (someone)
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  1. To wish to see or speak with (someone)
  2. To have a need or lack
  3. To be inclined or desirous; wish:
To resort to; use or apply:
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  1. To resort to; use or apply:
  2. (Computers) To activate or start (a program, for example).
  3. To call for earnestly; solicit:
To deserve and receive as due; exact:
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  1. To deserve and receive as due; exact:
  2. To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
  3. To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
To give a command or instruction for:
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  1. To give a command or instruction for:
  2. To request to be supplied with:
  3. To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
To make solicitation or petition for something desired.
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  1. To make solicitation or petition for something desired.
  2. To solicit someone or something
  3. To approach or accost someone with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.
To ask for something, especially money or food from strangers, in an urgent or humble manner.
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  1. To ask for something, especially money or food from strangers, in an urgent or humble manner.
  2. To ask (someone) for something in an urgent or humble manner:
  3. To plead with someone for help, a favor, etc.; to entreat
(Idiomatic) To anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure. Be excited or eager to.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure. Be excited or eager to.
To be necessary.
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  1. To be necessary.
  2. To be necessary; chiefly in impersonal or subjunctive constructions
  3. To be in need or want.
To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
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  1. To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
  2. To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
  3. To request to be supplied with:
To order or direct
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  1. To order or direct
  2. To teach or direct; to give instructions.
  3. To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
To inform (someone) positively; assure:
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  1. To inform (someone) positively; assure:
  2. To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
  3. To request; direct; order; command
A tendency or propensity.
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  1. A tendency or propensity.
  2. A natural attraction or affinity.
  3. A strong craving or desire.
A natural attraction; affinity
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  1. A natural attraction; affinity
  2. (Now Rare) An instinctive tendency; propensity
  3. A strong desire; craving; appetite
Any strong desire or craving
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  1. Any strong desire or craving
  2. A strong wish or urge:
  3. A desire to satisfy some craving of the body; specif., a desire for food, or, sometimes, a desire for some specific food
An intense and prolonged desire; yearning or appetite, as for affection or a food or drug
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  1. An intense and prolonged desire; yearning or appetite, as for affection or a food or drug
  2. A consuming desire; a yearning.
Sexual appetite; passion.
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  1. Sexual appetite; passion.
  2. A strong wish or craving
  3. An object of such feeling or passion:
The discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food.
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  1. The discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food.
  2. The discomfort, pain, or weakness caused by a need for food
  3. A strong desire or craving:
An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.
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  1. An irritating skin sensation causing a desire to scratch.
  2. A restless desire or craving for something:
  3. An irritating sensation on the skin that makes one want to scratch the affected part
A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled.
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  1. A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled.
  2. Strong desire; yearning
An overwhelming desire or craving:
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  1. An overwhelming desire or craving:
  2. Excessive sexual desire, esp. as seeking unrestrained gratification
  3. A desire to gratify the senses; bodily appetite
Any strong desire; craving
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  1. Any strong desire; craving
  2. The uncomfortable or distressful feeling caused by a desire or need for water and characterized generally by a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat
  3. The desire to drink.
Deep or anxious longing, desire, etc.
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  1. Deep or anxious longing, desire, etc.
  2. A wistful or melancholy longing.
  3. A persistent, often melancholy desire; a longing:
The basic monetary unit of Japan
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  1. The basic monetary unit of Japan
  2. A strong desire or inclination; a yearning or craving.
To determine or decide:
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  1. To determine or decide:
  2. To select from a number of possible alternatives; decide on and pick out:
  3. To have the desire or wish; please
To express a wish for; request.
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  1. To express a wish for; request.
  2. To have or feel a desire
  3. To want sexually
To feel about; regard:
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  1. To feel about; regard:
  2. To be so inclined; choose
  3. To want to have:
Used to make a polite request.
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  1. Used to make a polite request.
  2. To give satisfaction or pleasure; be agreeable:
  3. To have the will or wish; like [to do as one pleases]
To wish to see or speak with (someone)
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  1. To wish to see or speak with (someone)
  2. To have a need or lack
  3. To have an inclination toward; like:
To wish; desire:
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  1. To wish; desire:
  2. To have as the object of one's will; desire; want
  3. Used to indicate intention:
To have or give dull, steady pain
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  1. To have or give dull, steady pain
  2. To feel sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
  3. To yearn or long:
To wish for (something) longingly.
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  1. To wish for (something) longingly.
  2. To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
  3. To want ardently (esp., something that another person has); long for with envy
To have or feel a desire
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  1. To have or feel a desire
  2. To wish or long for; crave; covet
  3. To wish or long for; want:
To have a strong, often restless desire.
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  1. To have a strong, often restless desire.
  2. To crave, long, or yearn
At a much earlier or a much later time than the time indicated; remotely
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  1. At a much earlier or a much later time than the time indicated; remotely
  2. To feel a strong yearning; wish earnestly
  3. Beyond a given boundary, limit, or goal:
To give off loud puffs, especially while moving.
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  1. To give off loud puffs, especially while moving.
  2. To feel strong desire; yearn eagerly
  3. To long demonstratively; yearn:
To waste (away) through grief, pain, longing, etc.
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  1. To waste (away) through grief, pain, longing, etc.
  2. To have an intense longing or desire; yearn
  3. To feel a lingering, often nostalgic desire.
To have a need or lack
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  1. To have a need or lack
  2. To desire; wish or long
  3. To be inclined or desirous; wish:
To be filled with longing or desire
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  1. To be filled with longing or desire
  2. To have a strong, often sad longing:
  3. To feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness:
To develop or improve
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  1. To develop or improve
  2. To yearn; long
  3. To perfect or make more intense or effective:
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