• WordNet 3.6
    • adj hungry (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous "athirst for knowledge","hungry for recognition","thirsty for informaton"
    • adj hungry feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food "a world full of hungry people"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Disappointed, Hungry Prodigal Tending Swine The Disappointed, Hungry Prodigal Tending Swine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed every animal in the Berlin Zoo except the elephant, which escaped and roamed the city. When a Russian commander saw hungry Germans chasing the elephant and trying to kill it, he ordered his troops to protect it and shoot anyone who tried to kill it
    • Hungry Feeling hunger; having a keen appetite; feeling uneasiness or distress from want of food; hence, having an eager desire.
    • Hungry Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry soil. "The hungry beach."
    • Hungry Showing hunger or a craving desire; voracious. "The cruel, hungry foam.""Cassius has a lean and hungry look."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Australia, Burger King is called Hungry Jack's.
    • hungry Having or feeling hunger; feeling pain or uneasiness from want of food; having a keen appetite.
    • hungry Hence Having an eager desire for anything; longing.
    • hungry Indicating want or poverty of nourishment; gaunt; famished.
    • hungry Marked by scarcity of food or a famished condition; necessitating nourishment.
    • hungry Not rich or fertile; poor; barren.
    • hungry Fit only to satisfy great hunger.
    • hungry Stingy; mean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Hungry having eager desire: greedy: lean: poor
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  • Richard Whately
    “Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.”
  • Jack London
    Jack London
    “A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”
  • Les Brown
    “You gotta be hungry!”
  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “A hungry man is not a free man.”
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    “No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.”
  • Dom H. Camara
    Dom H. Camara
    “When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist.”


Hungry as a bear - If you are hungry as a bear, it means that you are really hungry.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hungrid,. See Hunger
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hungor (n.), hyngran (v.); cf. Ger. hunger, Dut. honger, &c.


In literature:

Once or twice he passed in sight of cattle ranches, but he rode on without stopping, though he was hungry and weary.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
Then he sighed as he remembered how hungry, how terribly hungry he had been.
"Mother West Wind "How" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
Oh, oh, Mass' George, I so dreffle hungry.
"Mass' George" by George Manville Fenn
I'm not so hungry as that!
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
How horribly hungry I am!
"!Tention" by George Manville Fenn
Thus hour after hour passed by, until they all began to get hungry, when Desmond proposed going on shore and cooking some of their fish.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
I'd before felt somewhat hungry and thirsty, but till now never knew what real thirst was.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
Next morning I awoke, feeling much better, though very hungry.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
Not a human being was to be seen; every one of our shipmates had been engulfed by the hungry sea.
"Saved from the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
There was plenty to eat in the canoes, but no one was hungry now.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
They are hungry when they are babies and hungry when they grow up.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
All song and jest had died; they were tired soldiers, hungry now for sleep.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Then Baby William began eating a cookie, and Jan and Ted did also, for they, too, were hungry, though it was not long after breakfast.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
And all were as hungry as hungry could be.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Larie's second world, it seems, was a place where he and his brother and sister were hungry and were fed.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
They had now been a long time without food, and all four were hungry enough.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
True, I anticipated a hungry night of it, and a bitter cold one too.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
Ben was rather hungry, and reflecting that probably apples were as cheap as any other article of diet, he responded to the appeal by purchasing.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
He always reminds me of a hungry buzzard.
"Uncle Terry" by Charles Clark Munn
It was tedious work and I was always hungry by nine, and famished at ten.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland

In poetry:

Dies away the children's laughter—
Hungry hearts are tame and still—
And the autumn's on the forest,
And the winter's on the hill.
"A Song For May" by Ernest Jones
He is a little deaf, no doubt,
But not deaf to the cries of hungry men,
No! he always tries to do his best
To procure bread for them.
"To Mr James Scrymgeour, Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall
Who does not feel desire unending
To solace through his daily strife,
With some mysterious Mental Blending,
The hungry loneliness of life?
"Adoration" by Laurence Hope
And something of your store impart,
To feed the poor and hungry soul;
What buys for you the needless tart,
May purchase him a needful roll.
"Moderation In Diet" by Charles Lamb
For three years there was no rain.
The people were hungry. What could they do?
The king said to Elijah, "Why do you
Cause so much trouble?"
"Elijah Proves Who The True God Is" by Doris Clore Demaree
Beneath this cool, refreshing shade,
The wretched quite forget their woes,
The hungry find the needed bread,
The weary wanderer, his repose.
"Kind Gentlemen And Ladies Fair" by David John Scott

In news:

The drought in Texas has left pastures brown and cattlemen and horse owners in a hay-buying frenzy to feed their hungry animals.
I recently read that "one in four Texas children was at risk of going hungry in 2010," according to a study released Monday by the charity organization Feeding America.
Bears host pre- hibernation party Hungry bears went on a rampage in several cabins on the north end of Lake Aleknagik near Dillingham over the last few weeks causing thousands of dollars of damage.
A friend and I had flown from Los Angeles to Aspen to check out restaurants, and within hours of our arrival we had a problem: we weren't hungry.
Turn on any Indian television station these days and you're likely to hear things like "Hungry kya".
Hocking County voters hungry for change.
GRAHAM — A barbecue and music event to raise money for the hungry and homeless, and recognize Purple Heart recipients from the area will be held at Bob Keen's Circle K Ranch Nov 3.
Are people more likely to make impulse purchases when they're hungry.
GRAHAM McMAMEE stood at a counter in a classroom kitchen at his school preparing lunch for a group of hungry toddlers.
The Iranian government fielded an impressive squad of angry, hungry, Jew-hating fanatics.
The days are getting shorter, nighttime temperatures have "cooled down" into the 60s, and I've been hungry for cozy comfort food like mashed potatoes and pot roast.
Troops hungry for home celebrate Thanksgiving.
Byer Runners' shadows are cast across J Street on a sunny Thursday morning as the 19th annual Run to Feed the Hungry gets under way with the 5-kilometer race.
Poverello House Thanksgiving Feast More than A Meal for the Homeless and Hungry .
Chattanooga kitchen feeds hungry .

In science:

Unfortunately, TEXmacs is still quite power-hungry, and the amount of rendering functionality exported to Scheme was too small to build such a system on top of it for a long time (this may have changed by now).
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
We will construct a tau function solution for the hungry periodic discrete Toda equation (hpdToda).
Solution of the generalized periodic discrete Toda equation II; Theta function solution
Denote by TodaN ,M the hungry Toda system (1.1–1.3) associated with the positive integers N and M .
Solution of the generalized periodic discrete Toda equation II; Theta function solution
Examples are sudden changes in public opinion (e.g. from pro to anti-war mood, from a smoking tolerance to a public smoking ban, or from buying energy-hungry sport utilities vehicles (SUVs) to buying environmentally-friendly cars).
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
On the other hand, BSs in general, are power hungry elements.
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
Expansion may be necessitated by growth of the user base, which requires more servers, or by the deployment of more bandwidth-hungry applications.
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
In this way, when swarm robots become ”hungry”, they can collectively look for energy resources and execute different strategies in cooperative energy foraging .
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
These works often have to deal with the challenges of multiple sources of context that can lead to a sparse training data set, and the challenge of energy hungry context sensors.
Practical Context Awareness: Measuring and Utilizing the Context Dependency of Mobile Usage
Video applications are inherently bandwidth hungry, and with the increasing popularity of full-length, long duration video downloads - the management of video traffic has become an important problem in today’s internet.
Bulk content delivery using co-operating end-nodes with upload/download limits
With the rise of data hungry mobile devices (e.g.
Bulk content delivery using co-operating end-nodes with upload/download limits
Both spectroscopy and polarization are less developed because both are photon-hungry applications, making sufficiently sensitive observations appear to be out of reach.
The Extreme Physics Explorer
The summary allows approximate processing of queries, in place of the original data (which may be slow to access or even no longer available); it also allows fast ‘previews’ of computations which are slow or resource hungry to perform exactly.
Structure-Aware Sampling: Flexible and Accurate Summarization
There are two ma jor algorithms for sweep: two-site sweep and one-site sweep.25,26 Two-site sweep gives better eigen-energy since it uses a larger Hilbert space and therefore it is more memory hungry and CPU time consuming.
Decoherence and relaxation in the interacting quantum dot system
The most power hungry elements of the KPiX chip, particularly the analog front end, are switched off for most of the interval between bunch trains.
SiD Letter of Intent