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Meaning of LUST

Pronunciation:  lust

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  2. [n]  a strong sexual desire
  3. [v]  have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

LUST is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: crave, hunger, lecherousness, lustfulness, luxuria, starve, thirst
 See Also: concupiscence, deadly sin, desire, mortal sin, physical attraction, sexual desire, want



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lust\, n. [AS. lust, lust, pleasure, longing; akin to OS.,
    D., G., & Sw. lust, Dan. & Icel. lyst, Goth lustus, and perh.
    tom Skr. lush to desire, or to E. loose. Cf. {List} to
    please, {Listless}.]
    1. Pleasure. [Obs.] `` Lust and jollity.'' --Chaucer.
    2. Inclination; desire. [Obs.]
             For little lust had she to talk of aught. --Spenser.
             My lust to devotion is little.        --Bp. Hall.
    3. Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; -- in a had
       sense; as, the lust of gain.
             The lust of reigning. --Milton.
    4. Licentious craving; sexual appetite. --Milton.
    5. Hence: Virility; vigor; active power. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  2. \Lust\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lusted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Lusting}.] [AS. lystan. See {Lust}, n., and cf. List to
    1. To list; to like. [Obs.] --Chaucer. `` Do so if thou lust.
       '' --Latimer.
    Note: In earlier usage lust was impersonal.
                In the water vessel he it cast When that him
                luste.                             --Chaucer.
    2. To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate
       or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual
       appetite or of covetousness; -- often with after.
             Whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.    --Deut. xii.
             Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath
             committed adultery with her already in his heart.
                                                   --Matt. v. 28.
             The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy.
                                                   --James iv. 5.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of lust, suggests that you are lacking or feeling unfulfilled in some aspect of your life. Alternatively, you need to exercise some self-control.
Easton Bible Dictionary

sinful longing; the inward sin which leads to the falling away from God (Rom. 1:21). "Lust, the origin of sin, has its place in the heart, not of necessity, but because it is the centre of all moral forces and impulses and of spiritual activity." In Mark 4:19 "lusts" are objects of desire.

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