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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·vy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Envied p. pr. & vb. n. Envying.]
 1. To feel envy at or towards; to be envious of; to have a feeling of uneasiness or mortification in regard to (any one), arising from the sight of another's excellence or good fortune and a longing to possess it.
    A woman does not envy a man for his fighting courage, nor a man a woman for her beauty.   --Collier.
    Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.   --Rambler.
 2. To feel envy on account of; to have a feeling of grief or repining, with a longing to possess (some excellence or good fortune of another, or an equal good fortune, etc.); to look with grudging upon; to begrudge.
 I have seen thee fight,
 When I have envied thy behavior.   --Shak.
    Jeffrey . . . had actually envied his friends their cool mountain breezes.   --Froude.
 3. To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.
    Or climb his knee the envied kiss to share.   --T. Gray.
 4. To do harm to; to injure; to disparage. [Obs.]
 If I make a lie
 To gain your love and envy my best mistress,
 Put me against a wall.   --J. Fletcher.
 5. To hate. [Obs.]
 6. To emulate. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have
           something possessed by another [syn: enviousness, the
           green-eyed monster]
      2: spite and resentment at seeing the success of another
         (personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: invidia]
      v 1: feel envious towards; admire enviously
      2: be envious of; set one's heart on [syn: begrudge]
      [also: envied]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See envy