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cov·et

 (kŭv′ĭt)
v. cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets
v.tr.
1. To feel strong or immoderate desire for (that which is another's).
2. To wish for (something) longingly. See Synonyms at desire.
v.intr.
To covet that which is another's.

[Middle English coveiten, from Old French coveitier, from covitie, desire, from Latin cupiditās, from cupidus, desirous, from cupere, to desire.]

cov′et·a·ble adj.
cov′et·er n.
cov′et·ing·ly adv.

covet

(ˈkʌvɪt)
vb (tr) , -vets, -veting or -veted
to wish, long, or crave for (something, esp the property of another person)
[C13: from Old French coveitier, from coveitié eager desire, ultimately from Latin cupiditās cupidity]
ˈcovetable adj
ˈcoveter n

cov•et

(ˈkʌv ɪt)

v.t.
1. to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another's property.
2. to wish for, esp. eagerly.
v.i.
3. to have an inordinate or wrongful desire.
[1175–1225; Middle English coveiten < Anglo-French coveiter, Old French coveit(i)er < Vulgar Latin *cupidiētāre, v. derivative of *cupidiētās, for Latin cupiditās cupidity]
cov′et•er, n.
cov′et•ing•ly, adv.

covet


Past participle: coveted
Gerund: coveting

Imperative
covet
covet
Present
I covet
you covet
he/she/it covets
we covet
you covet
they covet
Preterite
I coveted
you coveted
he/she/it coveted
we coveted
you coveted
they coveted
Present Continuous
I am coveting
you are coveting
he/she/it is coveting
we are coveting
you are coveting
they are coveting
Present Perfect
I have coveted
you have coveted
he/she/it has coveted
we have coveted
you have coveted
they have coveted
Past Continuous
I was coveting
you were coveting
he/she/it was coveting
we were coveting
you were coveting
they were coveting
Past Perfect
I had coveted
you had coveted
he/she/it had coveted
we had coveted
you had coveted
they had coveted
Future
I will covet
you will covet
he/she/it will covet
we will covet
you will covet
they will covet
Future Perfect
I will have coveted
you will have coveted
he/she/it will have coveted
we will have coveted
you will have coveted
they will have coveted
Future Continuous
I will be coveting
you will be coveting
he/she/it will be coveting
we will be coveting
you will be coveting
they will be coveting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coveting
you have been coveting
he/she/it has been coveting
we have been coveting
you have been coveting
they have been coveting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coveting
you will have been coveting
he/she/it will have been coveting
we will have been coveting
you will have been coveting
they will have been coveting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coveting
you had been coveting
he/she/it had been coveting
we had been coveting
you had been coveting
they had been coveting
Conditional
I would covet
you would covet
he/she/it would covet
we would covet
you would covet
they would covet
Past Conditional
I would have coveted
you would have coveted
he/she/it would have coveted
we would have coveted
you would have coveted
they would have coveted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.covet - wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person); "She covets her sister's house"
begrudge, envy - be envious of; set one's heart on
drool, salivate - be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something; "She was salivating over the raise she anticipated"

covet

verb long for, desire, fancy (informal), envy, crave, aspire to, yearn for, thirst for, begrudge, hanker after, lust after, set your heart on, have your eye on, would give your eyeteeth for She coveted his job so openly that conversations between them were tense.

covet

verb
1. To feel envy towards or for:
2. To have a strong longing for:
Informal: hone.
Translations
يَطْمَـع بِ، يَشتَهـي
prahnout po
tragte efter
ágirnast
geistigodžiaipavydumaspavyduspavydžiai
iekārottīkot
gözü kalmakimrenmek

covet

[ˈkʌvɪt] VTcodiciar

covet

[ˈkʌvɪt] vt (= envy) → convoiter

covet

vtbegehren
vibegehrlich or begierig sein

covet

[ˈkʌvɪt] vtconcupire, bramare

covet

(ˈkavit) past tense past participle ˈcoveted verb
to desire or wish for eagerly (especially something belonging to someone else). I coveted her fur coat.
ˈcovetous adjective
ˈcovetously adverb
ˈcovetousness noun
References in classic literature ?
God's wounds, dost thou covet destruction, thou maniac?
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it -- namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.
Nothing ever rode the Gytrash: it was always alone; and goblins, to my notions, though they might tenant the dumb carcasses of beasts, could scarce covet shelter in the commonplace human form.
It is impossible that you can covet the admiration of Heathcliff - that you consider him an agreeable person
where there is then no good For which to strive, no strife can grow up there From Faction; for none sure will claim in hell Precedence, none, whose portion is so small Of present pain, that with ambitious mind Will covet more.
I am perhaps the worst skater in the world, and therefore, according to a natural law, I covet the faintest distinction on the ice more than immortal fame for the things in which nature has given me aptitude to excel.
Heaven forbid that I should covet your riches; I will rather add to them, for I desire that you shall not leave my kingdom without some tokens of my good will.
I thank you, mighty King, for your gracious offer,' answered Martin,' 'but I do not covet either gold, silver, or precious stones; yet if you will grant me a favour, give me, I beg, the ring from off the little finger of your royal hand.
Yes, your majesty, there is a title which I covet much," replied Scarron.
All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one; you need not covet it), is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone.
It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.
It is men of this station also who will be best assured of safety and protection; for they will neither covet what belongs to others, as the poor do; nor will others covet what is theirs, as the poor do what belongs to the rich; and thus, without plotting against any one, or having any one plot against them, they will live free from danger: for which reason Phocylides wisely wishes for the middle state, as being most productive of happiness.