• WordNet 3.6
    • n craving an intense desire for some particular thing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dipsomania refers to an insatiable craving for alcoholic beverages
    • n Craving Vehement or urgent desire; longing for; beseeching. "A succession of cravings and satiety."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The food that people crave the most is cheese
    • n craving Vehement or urgent desire or longing; appetite; yearning.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Nachos is the food most craved by pregnant women.
    • Craving desire: longing
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  • John Dryden
    “Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.”
  • 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.”
  • V. S. Pritchett
    V. S. Pritchett
    “The State, that craving rookery of committees and subcommittees.”
  • 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.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crafian, to crave; Ice. krefja.


In literature:

Her good sense overcame the feminine craving; she surprised him by holding her tongue.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
The passions of men are insatiate, even in modern society; the more you yield to them, the stronger grows their craving.
"Moral Principles and Medical Practice" by Charles Coppens
That blackness for which he had craved with an unappeasable hopeless craving through thirty years and more was become a horror and a devil.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Maybe because here he finds the love and trust that all his life he has craved and been denied.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
The one craved, the other relinquished; the one was consumed with unrest, the other had reached some inner stronghold of peace.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
I crave your forgiveness, fair lady.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
I'll take you back to your stamping-ground if that's what you crave.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The bishop and his subordinates had got rid of their money, and craved again the power they had sold.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But he loved books, he craved knowledge and eagerly did he study the few books which fell in his way.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Just the opportunity to live and breathe and have his being in this big pregnant universe was all he craved.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett

In poetry:

Plead with Him, O Mother Mary,
Let Him grant the child I crave,
Womb that spun God's human tissue,
I no human issue leave.
"Childless" by Anonymous Irish
If further story you shall crave,
Or ask for living proof,
Go see old Julia, born a slave
Beneath Sir Harry’s roof.
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
No ! it cannot be ; the soul you
Sigh with craves nor begs of us.
From such heights a poet stole you
From a wing of Pegasus.
"To An Old Quill Of Lord Dunsany's" by Francis Ledwidge
So shall thy seed on worlds to be,
At altars built to suns afar,
Crave from the silence of the star
Solution of thy mystery;
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
“Ah, who am I, that God hath saved
Me from the doom I did desire,
And crossed the lot myself had craved,
To set me higher?
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
When dead, no imposing funeral rite,
Nor line of praise I crave;
But drop your tears upon my face--
Put flowers on my grave.
"Put Flowers On My Grave" by Madge Morris Wagner

In news:

These brief encounters are sacred time for the children, who crave private moments with their harried teacher.
Help Me with PMS Cravings for Chocolate.
Among the crew was an excitable sailor gawking at the fjords and icebergs, craving adventure and artistic inspiration.
Residents who are craving a little cajun will be able to enjoy Popeyes food beginning Thursday.
Which means that in the morning, I tend to crave something warm and filling.
I often hear friends tell me how much they appreciate the consistent food and especially crave the gelato.
Blooming 'starchitect' Jeanne Gang thrives on sustainable design, craves construction, is mad for materials and builds community.
Moran craves more ethereal guidance, and that is where Linda Lauren, a psychic medium, comes in.
Symphony's new season to quench classical cravings.
NAPA, Calif — Do you crave a little red-blooded adventure along with your red wine.
Sales reps crave insight into customer challenges and information about competitors already working in their accounts.
The brand that brought you the caviar manicure just debuted a white chocolate-scented polish remover that's already making us crave dessert.
More restaurants are catering to diners' cravings for little portions of a spectrum of different flavors with tapas, or small plates.
Craving Lucy, Twitter / Taproot , Facebook.
Taproot moves on to a fifth Rocktagon battle against GBF newcomer Craving Lucy.