Sunday, 15 August 2010
Some people have no idea of what this word means.
tr.v., -sired, -sir·ing, -sires.
1. To wish or long for; want.
2. To express a wish for; request.
1. A wish or longing.
2. A request or petition.
3. The object of longing: My greatest desire is to go back home.
4. Sexual appetite; passion.
[Middle English desiren, from Old French desirer, from Latin dēsīderāre : dē-, de- + sīdus, sīder-, star.]
desirer de·sir'er n.
SYNONYMS desire, covet, crave, want, wish. These verbs mean to have a strong longing for: desire peace; coveted the new convertible; craving fame and fortune; wanted a drink of water; got all she wished.