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


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·sire v. t. [imp. & p. p. Desired p. pr. & vb. n. Desiring.]
 1. To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.
    Neither shall any man desire thy land.   --Ex. xxxiv. 24.
    Ye desire your child to live.   --Tennyson.
 2. To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.
    Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord?   --2 Kings iv. 28.
    Desire him to go in; trouble him no more.   --Shak.
 3. To require; to demand; to claim. [Obs.]
    A doleful case desires a doleful song.   --Spenser.
 4. To miss; to regret. [Obs.]
    She shall be pleasant while she lives, and desired when she dies.   --Jer. Taylor.
 Syn: -- To long for; hanker after; covet; wish; ask; request; solicit; entreat; beg.
 Usage: -- To Desire, Wish. In desire the feeling is usually more eager than in wish. “I wish you to do this” is a milder form of command than “I desire you to do this,” though the feeling prompting the injunction may be the same. --C. J. Smith.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: greatly desired [syn: coveted, in demand(p), sought
      2: wanted intensely; "the child could no longer resist taking
         one of the craved cookies"; "it produced the desired
         effect" [syn: craved]