thirsty

Definitions

  • Thirsty Lamb
    Thirsty Lamb
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj thirsty able to take in large quantities of moisture "thirsty towels"
    • adj thirsty (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous "athirst for knowledge","hungry for recognition","thirsty for informaton"
    • adj thirsty feeling a need or desire to drink "after playing hard the children were thirsty"
    • adj thirsty needing moisture "thirsty fields under a rainless sky"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "Jerkwater" is a railroad term. Until about fifty years ago, most trains were pulled by thirsty steam engines that needed to refill their boilers from water towers next to the tracks. But some towns were so small and inconsequential that they lacked a water tower. When trains stopped in those places, the crew had to find a nearby stream or well and, bucket-brigade style, "jerk" the water to the train. Those little dots on the map became known as jerkwater towns.
    • Thirsty Deficient in moisture; dry; parched. "A dry and thirsty land, where no water is.""When in the sultry glebe I faint,
      Or on the thirsty mountain pant."
    • Thirsty Feeling thirst; having a painful or distressing sensation from want of drink; hence, having an eager desire. "Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink, for I am thirsty ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Most common sports drinks are the equivalent of sugar-sweetened human sweat. That is, they have the same salt concentration as sweat (but are less salty than your blood). An increase of as little as 1% in blood salt will cause you to become thirsty.
    • thirsty Feeling thirst; suffering for want of drink.
    • thirsty Dry; parched; arid.
    • thirsty Vehemently desirous; craving: with after, for, etc.
    • thirsty Sharp; eager; active.
    • thirsty Causing thirst.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Thirsty suffering from thirst: dry: parched: vehemently desiring
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Quotations

  • Edward Rowland Sill
    Edward Rowland Sill
    “At the punch-bowl's brink, let the thirsty think, what they say in Japan: first the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man!”
  • Pierre De Beaumarchais
    Pierre De Beaumarchais
    “Drinking, when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.”
  • Salvador Dali
    Salvador%20Dali
    “We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “It is better to rise from life as from a banquet -- neither thirsty nor drunken.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “It's best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. urstig,. See Thirst (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thurst, thyrst; Ger. durst; cf. Gr. tersesthai, L. torrēre, to dry.

Usage

In literature:

If you are very thirsty, you can do nothing till that gnawing desire is satisfied.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
After the third bun he was about full up, and said he was thirsty.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
Megabocchus and our blood-thirsty young men are most violently hostile.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
What thirsty traveller ever drunk of thee?
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
I'm so thirsty, let's have a drink.
"Brownsmith's Boy" by George Manville Fenn
Thirsty, my lad, thirsty.
"King o' the Beach" by George Manville Fenn
Having recovered my senses, I was thirsty again, so I lit a candle and went to the table on which my water-bottle was.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Bright, clear, and the dew lying thick upon the thirsty earth.
"Off to the Wilds" by George Manville Fenn
Are you very thirsty?
"!Tention" by George Manville Fenn
Our chief anxiety arose from a fear of not finding water for our thirsty beasts.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Rush, ye yellow floods, to Murray,
Over thirsty creek-banks foam;
And o’er all, ye black clouds, hurry;
Ye can bring not back my home!
"Beaten Back" by Henry Lawson
Yea, shining from the highest blue
On those that sing by Beulah's streams,
Shake on her thirsty soul the dew
Which brings immortal dreams.
"In Memoriam~ -- Alice Fane Gunn Stenhouse" by Henry Kendall
As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall he send his influence down;
His grace on fainting souls distils,
Like heav'nly dew on thirsty hills.
"Psalm 72 part 1" by Isaac Watts
As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall he send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heavenly dew on thirsty hills.
"Psalm LXXII: Great God" by Isaac Watts
This dew still falls at his command,
To keep his chosen plants alive;
They shall, though in a thirsty land,
Like willows by the waters thrive.
"Gideon's Fleece" by John Newton
Thou hastenest on Life's thorny way
Where torrid suns the mountains burn,
Where parch the thirsty plains--yet say,
Oh, say thou wilt to me return.
"Ah, Hast Thou Gone?" by Lennox Amott

In news:

This week's best downloads and streams for your thirsty ears, that is.
Residents of Concord and Kannapolis are thirsty for more water, and the nearby town of Albemarle is ready to sell it to them across the Stanly County/Cabarrus County line.
Stay Thirsty went out a winner in his final race.
BRAD Lambert's truck has been found, prompting investigators to close the case on the hunter who turned up hungry and thirsty but otherwise healthy after 23 days lost in the trees in southeastern Manitoba.
Police say discovered a hungry and thirsty 2-year-old boy alone in an east Portland house where a woman's body was found Wednesday morning.
That encourages people to grow thirsty crops where they shouldn't.
Flat Out (left) wears down Stay Thirsty to win the Jockey Club Gold Cup again.
Great Lakes tempt a thirsty nation.
Texan kills possibly thirsty black bear.
The rat was hungry and thirsty.
What's the best thing to drink when it's hot and you're thirsty .
I think most people will go with water….bottled water, out of the tap, even out of the hose if you're thirsty enough.
In any event, he was going on and on about how he can sense when a woman is thirsty for a man and particularly the things she is craving to hear.
Thirsty Boots carries on this tradition with three hours of folk, Americana, roots, folk rock, celtic, protest and other related music.
Thirsty Thursday @ Jack-son's Tonight with B-Day Boy…DJ DOM.
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