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Meaning of COVET

Pronunciation:  'kuvit

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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.
    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.
Thesaurus Terms
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