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

 long·ing /ˈlɔŋɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Long, v. i. [imp. &  p. p. Longed p. pr. & vb. n. Longing.]
 1. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by for or after.
    I long to see you.   --Rom. i. 11.
    I have longed after thy precepts.   --Ps. cxix. 40.
    I have longed for thy salvation.   --Ps. cxix. 174.
    Nicomedes, longing for herrings, was supplied with fresh ones . . . at a great distance from the sea.   --Arbuthnot.
 2. To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for. [Obs.]
    The labor which that longeth unto me.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Long·ing n. An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration.
 Put on my crown; I have
 immortal longings in me.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : prolonged unfulfilled desire or need [syn: yearning]