Greed·y a. [Compar. Greedier superl. Greediest.]
1. Having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very hungry; -- followed by of; as, a lion that is greedy of his prey.
2. Having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain.
adj 1: immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are
avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting
covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping
old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for
money and power"; "grew richer and greedier";
"prehensile employers stingy with raises for their
employees" [syn: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping,
2: (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous;
"avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed";
"fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an
avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame" [syn: avid, devouring(a),
3: wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably
consume; "don't be greedy with the cookies"
[also: greediest, greedier]