Meaning of hunger

hun•ger

Pronunciation: (hung'gur), [key]
— n.
  1. a compelling need or desire for food.
  2. the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food: to collapse from hunger.
  3. a shortage of food; famine.
  4. a strong or compelling desire or craving: hunger for power.
  5. deplorably bad; dreadful: The styles in coats this winter are from hunger.
—v.i.
  1. to feel hunger; be hungry.
  2. to have a strong desire.
—v.t.
  1. to subject to hunger; starve.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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