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Meaning of CRAVE

Pronunciation:  kreyv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  plead or ask for earnestly
  2. [v]  have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

CRAVE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: hunger, lust, starve, thirst
 See Also: beg, desire, implore, pray, want



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crave\ (kr[=a]v), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Craved}
    (kr[=a]vd); p pr. & vb. n. {Craving}.] [AS. crafian; akin to
    Icel. krefja, Sw. kr[aum]fva, Dan. kr[ae]ve.]
    1. To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with
       submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to
             I crave your honor's pardon.          --Shak.
             Joseph . . . went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved
             the body of Jesus.                    --Mark xv. 43.
    2. To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to
       require or demand; as, the stomach craves food.
             His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
    Syn: To ask; seek; beg; beseech; implore; entreat; solicit;
         request; supplicate; adjure.
  2. \Crave\, v. i.
    To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a
    craving appetite.
          Once one may crave for love.             --Suckling.
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