Crave v. t. [imp. & p. p. Craved p pr. & vb. n. Craving.]
1. To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore.
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. --Edmund Gurney.
Syn: -- To ask; seek; beg; beseech; implore; entreat; solicit; request; supplicate; adjure.
Crave, v. i. To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite.
Once one may crave for love. --Suckling.
v 1: have a craving, appetite, or great desire for [syn: hunger,
thirst, starve, lust]
2: plead or ask for earnestly