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Meaning of HUNGER

Pronunciation:  'hunggur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  strong desire for something (not food or drink); "a thirst for knowledge"; "hunger for affection"
  2. [n]  a physiological need for food; the consequence of foood deprivation
  3. [v]  be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!"
  4. [v]  have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  5. [v]  feel the need to eat

HUNGER is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: crave, famish, hungriness, lust, starve, thirst, thirst
 Antonyms: be full
 See Also: ache, bulimia, desire, desire, drive, edacity, emptiness, esurience, famishment, hurt, hurt, malnourishment, ravenousness, smart, starvation, suffer, undernourishment, voraciousness, voracity, want



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hun"ger\, n. [AS. hungor; akin to OFries. hunger, D.
    honger, OS. & OHG. hungar, G. hunger, Icel. hungr, Sw. & Dan.
    hunger, Goth. h?hrus hunger, huggrjan to hunger.]
    1. An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of
       food; a craving or desire for food.
    Note: The sensation of hunger is usually referred to the
          stomach, but is probably dependent on excitation of the
          sensory nerves, both of the stomach and intestines, and
          perhaps also on indirect impressions from other organs,
          more or less exhausted from lack of nutriment.
    2. Any strong eager desire.
             O sacred hunger of ambitious minds!   --Spenser.
             For hunger of my gold I die.          --Dryden.
  2. \Hun"ger\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hungered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Hungering}.] [OE. hungren, AS. hyngrian. See {Hunger},
    1. To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of
       food; to be oppressed by hunger.
    2. To have an eager desire; to long.
             Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after
             righteouness.                         --Matt. v. 6.
  3. \Hun"ger\, v. t.
    To make hungry; to famish.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are hungry means a feeling of unfulfilment in some area of your life. You may be starving for recognition, power, sex, wealth, or fame. You are longing to achieve something that you have desired for awhile. Or this dream may simply be that you are really feeling hungry and it is being manifested in your dream.
Thesaurus Terms
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