- A need or compelling desire for food.
- (by extension) Any strong desire.
- I have a hunger to win.
- O sacred hunger of ambitious minds!
- French: faim
- German: Hunger
- Italian: fame
- Portuguese: fome
- Russian: го́лод
- Spanish: hambre, carpanta (colloquial), gazuza (colloquial), gusa (Spain, colloquial)
hunger (hungers, present participle hungering; past and past participle hungered)
- (intransitive) To be in need of food.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Romans 12:20 ↗:
- Therefore if thine enemie hunger, feed him: if he thirst, giue him drink. For in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on someone's head#English|heape coales of fire on his head.
- (figuratively, intransitive, usually with 'for' or 'after') To have a desire (for); to long; to yearn.
- I hungered for your love.
- (archaic, transitive) To make hungry; to famish.
- French: avoir faim
- German: hungern, Hunger attention de, hungrig attention de
- Italian: avere fame
- Portuguese: ter fome
- Russian: проголода́ться
- Spanish: tener hambre