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desire (v.)

"希望或渴望,表示希望得到",13世纪 , desiren ,来自古法语 desirrer ( 12世纪)"希望,愿望,渴望",来自拉丁语 desiderare "渴望,愿望;要求,期望",原意也许是"等待星星会带来什么",来自短语 de sidere "来自星星",来自 sidus ( 属性 sideris )"天体,星星,星座"(但见 consider )。相关链接: Desired ; desiring

Origin and meaning of desire

desire (n.)

14世纪 ,"一种渴望或向往;一种针对获得或占有某物的情感;感官上的食欲、肉体上的欲望、情欲",来自古法语 desir ,来自 desirer (见 desire (五))。意为"渴望的东西",出自14世纪中叶。

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Definitions of desire from WordNet
1
desire (v.)
feel or have a desire for; want strongly;
Synonyms: want
desire (v.)
expect and wish;
Synonyms: hope / trust
desire (v.)
express a desire for;
2
desire (n.)
the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state;
desire (n.)
an inclination to want things;
a man of many desires
desire (n.)
something that is desired;
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