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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
    2: an inclination to want things; "a man of many desires"
    3: something that is desired
    v 1: feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go
         home now"; "I want my own room" [syn: desire, want]
    2: expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now
       on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
       [syn: hope, trust, desire]
    3: express a desire for

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Desire \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
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            Unspeakable desire to see and know.   --Milton.
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   2. An expressed wish; a request; petition.
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            And slowly was my mother brought
            To yield consent to my desire.        --Tennyson.
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   3. Anything which is desired; an object of longing.
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            The Desire of all nations shall come. --Hag. ii. 7.
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   4. Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.
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   5. Grief; regret. [Obs.] --Chapman.

   Syn: Wish; appetency; craving; inclination; eagerness;
        aspiration; longing.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Desire \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.
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            Neither shall any man desire thy land. --Ex. xxxiv.
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            Ye desire your child to live.         --Tennyson.
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   2. To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.
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            Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? --2
                                                  Kings iv. 28.
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            Desire him to go in; trouble him no more. --Shak.
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   3. To require; to demand; to claim. [Obs.]
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            A doleful case desires a doleful song. --Spenser.
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   4. To miss; to regret. [Obs.]
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            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.
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4. V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016)
       DEsign by Simulation and REndering om parallel architectures
[project] (ESPRIT)

Thesaurus Results for Desire:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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