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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cov·et /ˈkʌvət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cov·et v. t. [imp. & p. p. Covered; p. pr. & vb. n. Coveting.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property
          of another person); "She covets her sister's house"