• WordNet 3.6
    • v crave plead or ask for earnestly
    • v crave have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages
    • Crave To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore. "I crave your honor's pardon.""Joseph . . . went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus."
    • Crave To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand; as, the stomach craves food. "His path is one that eminently craves weary walking."
    • v. i Crave To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite. "Once one may crave for love."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The food that people crave the most is cheese
    • crave To ask with earnestness or importunity; beseech; implore; ask with submission or humility, as a dependant; beg or entreat for.
    • crave To long for or eagerly desire, as a means of gratification; require or demand, in order to satisfy appetite or passion.
    • crave To demand a debt; dun: as, I craved him wherever I met him.
    • crave Synonyms Ask, Request, Beg, etc. (see ask), to yearn for, desire; to pray for.
    • crave To ask earnestly; beg; sue; plead: with for.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Nachos is the food most craved by pregnant women.
    • v.t Crave krāv to beg earnestly: to beseech: to demand or require: to long for
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  • Thomas Fuller
    “He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.”
  • Seneca
    “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”
  • T. H. Gibblings
    T. H. Gibblings
    “The surrounding that householders crave are glorified autobiographies.”
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    “But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.”
  • Josh Billings
    “Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.”
  • Shvetashvatara Upanishad
    Shvetashvatara Upanishad
    “Health, a light body, freedom from cravings, a glowing skin, sonorous voice, fragrance of body: these signs indicate progress in the practice of meditation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. crafian,; akin to Icel. krefja, Sw. kräfva, Dan. kræve,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crafian, to crave; Ice. krefja.


In literature:

They had a perfect craving for blood.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
It is well at times to put the body on the cross, and crucify its cravings.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
The Ionian Myrrha we would crave her presence.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
She craved, almost unconsciously, a wider sphere of action.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Left alone with him the latter, prepared to die, only craves her pardon.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
To be always starved for knowledge is a more pitiful craving than to hunger for bread.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
It gave him fame, which he craved still more, and kept the town talking.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
It stimulated his desire to indulge his craving for drink.
"The Young Bank Messenger" by Horatio Alger
She did not crave protection from the dwellers in the hut, but seemed rather to command it.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
For the moment they might, but only for the moment; it would return fiercer and more craving than ever.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

I crave thee--oh! I crave thee,
Thou angel sent from God!
To beautify the pathway,
Which must by me be trod.
"I Love Thee" by James Avis Bartley
The souls that crave immortal food,
Are by religion fed;
They feel a want before unknown,
And pant for living bread.
"Address To Solitude" by Elizabeth Bath
No paltry limit, such as those
The craving-slumber Yankee curses--
He has a wealth of poppy prose
And opiate verses.
""Bedbooks"" by Franklin Pierce Adams
She was a very fairy maid;
And then we sinned to crave
That she with us might be delayed,
And never reach the grave.
"Milly" by James Avis Bartley
I lean to him I love,
And in the silence say:
"Would thy dear grace reveal thy face,
If love should crave and pray?"
"Death In Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
Master! let stronger lips than these
Turn melody to harmony,
Poet! mine tremble as they crave
A word alone with thee.
"The Songs Of Seventy Years" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

Mario Lopez caught the ire of gay activists when he tweeted about his craving for Chick-fil-A, which recently came under fire for its $5 million in donations to antigay groups.
Nothing against the smoky eye or anything, but sometimes we just crave something a little different (plus, all it takes is one accidental raccoon-eye incident for things to go from sexy to way too smudgy really fast).
Having written a lot of "Cravings" articles during my time at Nevada Magazine, I've had the pleasure of dining in a great array of Nevada eateries.
Two new brain studies show how lack of sleep can increase food cravings and reduce appetite control.
Lack of Sleep Increases Junk Food Cravings.
Next story in Chew On This Decode your food cravings.
Fans of bananas Foster French toast and eggs blackstone will have another place to quench their cravings this summer when the Ruby Slipper opens a third location in Faubourg Marigny.
Craving nicotine and banned from smoking on school property, some high school students cross the road and gather in a bus shelter that has become something of a casual smoking room .
Stadium Snack Bar will satisfy your cravings with American favorites like pizza and hot dogs.
Be honest, we all have those moments when we're craving a salty snack.
When you're at the grocery store, what do you pick up to satisfy those cravings that you know will sneak up.
Restaurants in these suburbs satisfy all cravings.
There's nothing we crave more on a steamin' hot summer day than a tall glass of lemonade.
Whether you're traveling solo or craving a couples-only escape, St Lucia is the perfect place to feel utterly off the map.
The January chill means we're craving a warm-weather winter getaway.