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4 definitions found
 for Longing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Longing \Long"ing\, n.
     An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest
     wish; an aspiration.
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           Put on my crown; I have
           immortal longings in me.                 --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Long \Long\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Longed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Longing.] [AS. langian to increase, to lengthen, to stretch
     out the mind after, to long, to crave, to belong to, fr. lang
     long. See Long, a.]
     1. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for
        something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or
        by for or after.
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              I long to see you.                    --Rom. i. 11.
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              I have longed after thy precepts.     --Ps. cxix.
                                                    40.
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              I have longed for thy salvation.      --Ps. cxix.
                                                    174.
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              Nicomedes, longing for herrings, was supplied with
              fresh ones . . . at a great distance from the sea.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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     2. To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for. [Obs.]
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              The labor which that longeth unto me. --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  longing
      n 1: prolonged unfulfilled desire or need [syn: longing,
           yearning, hungriness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "longing":
     Heimweh, aching, craving, desiderium, desire, fancy, hankering,
     homesick, homesickness, honing, hunger, languishing, languishment,
     mal du pays, maladie du pays, nostalgia, nostalgic, nostomania,
     pining, wish, wishful, wistful, yearnful, yearning, yen
  
  

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