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Meaning of desire

de•sire

Pronunciation: (di-zīr'), [key]
— v., n. -sired, -sir•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to wish or long for; crave; want.
  2. to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request: The mayor desires your presence at the next meeting.
—n.
  1. a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment: a desire for fame.
  2. an expressed wish; request.
  3. something desired.
  4. sexual appetite or a sexual urge.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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