Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of COVET

Pronunciation:  'kuvit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  wish, long, or crave for (something, esp. the property of another person); "She covets her sister's house"
 

COVET is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: begrudge, drool, envy, salivate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cov"et\ (k?v"?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Covered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Coveting}.] [OF. coveitier, covoitier, F. convoiter,
    from a derivative fr. L. cupere to desire; cf. Skr. kup to
    become excited. Cf. {Cupidity}.]
    1. To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; --
       used in a good sense.
    
             Covet earnestly the best gifts.       --1. Cor.
                                                   xxii. 31.
    
             If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most
             offending soul alive.                 --Shak.
    
    2. To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after
       (something forbidden).
    
             Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house. --Ex. xx.
                                                   17.
    
    Syn: To long for; desire; hanker after; crave.
    
    
  2. \Cov"et\, v. i.
    To have or indulge inordinate desire.
    
          Which [money] while some coveted after, they have erred
          from the faith.                          --1 Tim. vi.
                                                   10.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aspire after, begrudge, cast envious eyes, choose, crave, crave after, crawl after, desiderate, envy, grudge, hanker after, hunger after, lust after, pant after, run mad after, thirst after, want, wish
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY