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Meaning of THIRST

Pronunciation:  thurst

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  strong desire for something (not food or drink); "a thirst for knowledge"; "hunger for affection"
  2. [n]  a physiological need to drink
  3. [v]  have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  4. [v]  feel the need to drink
 

THIRST is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: crave, hunger, hunger, lust, starve
 
 See Also: ache, dehydration, desire, desire, drive, hurt, polydipsia, smart, want

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Thirst\, n. [OE. thirst, [thorn]urst, AS. [thorn]urst,
    [thorn]yrst; akin to D. dorst, OS. thurst, G. durst, Icel.
    [thorn]orsti, Sw. & Dan. t["o]rst, Goth. [thorn]a['u]rstei
    thirst, [thorn]a['u]rsus dry, withered,
    [thorn]a['u]rsie[thorn] mik I thirst, ga[thorn]a['i]rsan to
    wither, L. torrere to parch, Gr. te`rsesqai to become dry,
    tesai`nein to dry up, Skr. t[.r]sh to thirst. [root]54. Cf.
    {Torrid}.]
    1. A sensation of dryness in the throat associated with a
       craving for liquids, produced by deprivation of drink, or
       by some other cause (as fear, excitement, etc.) which
       arrests the secretion of the pharyngeal mucous membrane;
       hence, the condition producing this sensation.
    
             Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out
             of Egypt, to kill us, and our children . . . with
             thirst?                               --Ex. xvii. 3.
    
             With thirst, with cold, with hunger so confounded.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
    2. Fig.: A want and eager desire after anything; a craving or
       longing; -- usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst
       for gold. ``Thirst of worldy good.'' --Fairfax. ``The
       thirst I had of knowledge.'' --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Thirst\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thirsted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Thirsting}.] [AS. [thorn]yrstan. See {Thirst}, n.]
    1. To feel thirst; to experience a painful or uneasy
       sensation of the throat or fauces, as for want of drink.
    
             The people thirsted there for water.  --Ex. xvii. 3.
    
    2. To have a vehement desire.
    
             My soul thirsteth for . . . the living God. --Ps.
                                                   xlii. 2.
    
    
  3. \Thirst\, v. t.
    To have a thirst for. [R.]
    
          He seeks his keeper's flesh, and thirsts his blood.
                                                   --Prior.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are thirsty indicates that you are taking on too much than you can handle and you are reaching for goals that are beyond your reach. If you quench your thirst, then you will achieve your wishes and desires.
 

 

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