hunger

Definitions

  • Hunger. Neapolitan
    Hunger. Neapolitan
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hunger be hungry; go without food "Let's eat--I'm starving!"
    • v hunger have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
    • v hunger feel the need to eat
    • n hunger strong desire for something (not food or drink) "a thirst for knowledge","hunger for affection"
    • n hunger a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
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"AND HATEFUL HUNGER HAS COME IN." "AND HATEFUL HUNGER HAS COME IN."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a day 34,000 children die every day from causes that are related to poverty and hunger
    • Hunger An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food.
    • Hunger Any strong eager desire. "O sacred hunger of ambitious minds!""For hunger of my gold I die."
    • Hunger To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger.
    • Hunger To have an eager desire; to long. "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteouness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The colours yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaraunts because those are the colours that stimulate hunger
    • n hunger An uneasy or painful sensation occasioned by the want of food; craving appetite.
    • n hunger Hence Any strong or eager desire.
    • n hunger A famine.
    • hunger To feel the uneasiness or longing which is occasioned by long abstinence from food; crave food.
    • hunger Hence To have an eager desire; long.
    • hunger To starve.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hunger hung′gėr desire for food: strong desire for anything
    • v.i Hunger to crave food: to long for
    • adv Hunger (Shak.) hungrily
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Quotations

  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “A good meal ought to begin with hunger.”
  • Heraclitus
    Heraclitus
    “God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.”
  • Mother Teresa
    Mother%20Teresa
    “There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Hunger is the best sauce.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “The self-styled intellectual who is impotent with pen and ink hungers to write history with sword and blood.”
  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke
    “Infinite hungers leap no more I in the chance swaying of your dress; and love has changed to kindliness.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hungor,; akin to OFries. hunger, D. honger, OS. & OHG. hungar, G. hunger, Icel. hungr, Sw. & Dan. hunger, Goth. hhrus, hunger, huggrjan, to hunger

Usage

In literature:

Feed a cauld, but hunger a colic.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
He was hungry, but he sat there enjoying in a morbid way the pang of hunger.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
He did not allow this, however, to trouble him much, as he was now sure that he was not to die of hunger.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
This man treated me with all the hard usage imaginable, yea, with that of hunger, with which I thought I should have perished inevitably.
"The Pirates of Panama" by A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin
I fear not that I shall be drowned, but that all the food will be destroyed and that I shall perish of hunger.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
His fingers became crooked and a dull hunger for money filled his soul.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
At 1 P. M. I had keen hunger, even for dry bread; such hunger as I had not experienced for years.
"The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure" by Edward Hooker Dewey
Even my madness that I prided myself upon is a babbling witch astride a phallus, her lips bending over it with grewsome hungers.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
She felt the pangs of hunger now and she had only one sou left.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
The general and most distressing in the catalogue of our miseries was the almost unceasing torment of hunger.
"A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed." by Benjamin Waterhouse
It isn't a physical hunger, but again a worse one: an artistic hunger.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
One is, that I am dying of hunger, and should like a roast rib of that antelope I shot in the morning.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
There was neither despair upon his countenance nor hunger; instead a kind of enjoyment, and the expression of one who has been set free.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
That it was best to bear hunger and pain in silence, lest worse befell.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I will bring you every day enough food to prevent you dying of hunger, but you need never hope for freedom any more.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Who was to forbid him; who had the right to stand between him and his world hunger so irresistibly?
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Thy fierce Profit-Hunger Hath rejoiced in the Hunger of Man.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
I can't even understand why we're equipped with such a hunger for it.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
Even hunger would never make this Wolfhound trustful again.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
It should be said, however, that stimuli, such as that of hunger, may arise within the organism itself.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
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In poetry:

But first, by hunger keen
Impell'd, the murd'rous steel
They plunge into their fellow men;
Then share the loathsome meal.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
In a bark of gentle motion
Sailing on the summer ocean?
There worst war the tempest wages
And the whirlpool’s hunger rages.
"The Flight of Peace" by Charles Harpur
For within there is light and plenty,
And odors fill the air;
But without there is cold and darkness,
And hunger and despair.
"The Challenge. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
``And meagre though may be the meal
That decks the simple board you see,
At least, my son, we never feel
The hunger of satiety.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
Faint, hunger-sick, old, blind, and ill,
The poor, or man or beast,
Can battle on with life uphill,
And bear its griefs at least;
"Cruelty" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
And is it Thou, indeed?
And dost Thou lay Thy glory all away
To visit us, and with Thy grace to feed
Our hungering hearts to-day?
"Communion" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

The Hunger Games--get a sneak peek.
The DC Central Kitchen Food Fight is for a good cause—to battle hunger.
Josh Hutcherson Says He Hungered for The Hunger Games.
Fans sure love their "Hunger Games.".
Run to Feed the Hungry 's first winners still move with a hunger.
Former US Senator George McGovern committed most of his professional life to ending hunger around the world.
" Hymns For Hunger", a concert presented by Andrew Greer, is Sunday evening at Northminster Church in Monroe.
The program shares inspiration and awareness of hunger across local communities and the nation.
What, If Anything , Does The Hunger Games Series Teach Us About Strategy.
Elizabeth Banks on her impractical 'Hunger Games' costume.
'Hunger Games' soundtrack is great in its own right .
So intense is the mania around "The Hunger Games" that its producers could have slapped together any kind of soundtrack and it would have sold.
Wiggin and Dana lawyers, staff, family and friends participated in the 36th Annual Greater New Haven Walk Against Hunger on May 6, starting at East Rock Park in New Haven.
Hunger for Obama' has been replaced by indigestion .
You could look at the Industrial Revolution and argue it led to less hunger, more efficient transportation, better sanitation and steady jobs.
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In science:

There are suggestions that nonsynaptic diffusion neurotransmission plays a fundamental role in certain sustained brain functions which include vigilance, hunger, mood, responses to certain sensory stimuli as well as abnormal functions like mood disorder, spinal shock, spasticity and drug addiction.
Reaction diffusion processes on random and scale-free networks
According to him, the dissonance is a psychological discomfort or an aversive drive state that people are motivated to reduce, just as they are motivated to reduce hunger.
When group level is different from the population level: an adaptive network with the Deffuant model
Among numerically oriented scientists of all disciplines the lattice people are known for their hunger for computer time.
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD
The CKM parameters are already measured quite well, although we all hunger for still more accuracy.
CP and B Physics: Progress and Prospects
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