hanker


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han·ker

 (hăng′kər)
intr.v. han·kered, han·ker·ing, han·kers
To have a strong, often restless desire.

[Perhaps from Dutch dialectal hankeren; see konk- in Indo-European roots.]

hank′er·er n.

hanker

(ˈhæŋkə)
vb
(foll by: for, after, or an infinitive) to have a yearning (for something or to do something)
[C17: probably from Dutch dialect hankeren]
ˈhankerer n
ˈhankering n

han•ker

(ˈhæŋ kər)

v.i.
to have a restless or incessant longing (often fol. by after, for, or an infinitive).
[1595–1605; < early Dutch dial. hankeren (c. Dutch hunkeren), frequentative of hangen to hang]
han′ker•er, n.
syn: See yearn.

hanker


Past participle: hankered
Gerund: hankering

Imperative
hanker
hanker
Present
I hanker
you hanker
he/she/it hankers
we hanker
you hanker
they hanker
Preterite
I hankered
you hankered
he/she/it hankered
we hankered
you hankered
they hankered
Present Continuous
I am hankering
you are hankering
he/she/it is hankering
we are hankering
you are hankering
they are hankering
Present Perfect
I have hankered
you have hankered
he/she/it has hankered
we have hankered
you have hankered
they have hankered
Past Continuous
I was hankering
you were hankering
he/she/it was hankering
we were hankering
you were hankering
they were hankering
Past Perfect
I had hankered
you had hankered
he/she/it had hankered
we had hankered
you had hankered
they had hankered
Future
I will hanker
you will hanker
he/she/it will hanker
we will hanker
you will hanker
they will hanker
Future Perfect
I will have hankered
you will have hankered
he/she/it will have hankered
we will have hankered
you will have hankered
they will have hankered
Future Continuous
I will be hankering
you will be hankering
he/she/it will be hankering
we will be hankering
you will be hankering
they will be hankering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hankering
you have been hankering
he/she/it has been hankering
we have been hankering
you have been hankering
they have been hankering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hankering
you will have been hankering
he/she/it will have been hankering
we will have been hankering
you will have been hankering
they will have been hankering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hankering
you had been hankering
he/she/it had been hankering
we had been hankering
you had been hankering
they had been hankering
Conditional
I would hanker
you would hanker
he/she/it would hanker
we would hanker
you would hanker
they would hanker
Past Conditional
I would have hankered
you would have hankered
he/she/it would have hankered
we would have hankered
you would have hankered
they would have hankered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hanker - desire strongly or persistently
pine, yen, yearn, ache, languish - have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"

hanker

verb
To have a strong longing for:
Informal: hone.
Translations
يتوق كثيرا إلى
toužit
drømme omlænges efter
òrá, girnast, langa
ilgėtis
ilgotieskārot
arzulamak

hanker

[ˈhæŋkəʳ] VI to hanker after or for sthañorar or anhelar algo

hanker

[ˈhæŋkər] vi (= desire) to hanker after sth, to hanker for sth → rêver de qch

hanker

visich sehnen, Verlangen haben (for or after sth nach etw)

hanker

[ˈhæŋkəʳ] vi to hanker after or for (fame, power) → essere assetato/a di, bramare; (sympathy, possessions) → desiderare intensamente

hanker

(ˈhӕŋkə) verb
(with after or for) to want (something). He was hankering after the bright lights of the city.
have a hankering for
I have a hankering for a strawberry ice-cream.
References in classic literature ?
Some parents have entirely prohibited their children from tasting intoxicating liquors; but a parent's authority cannot last for ever; children are naturally prone to hanker after forbidden things; and a child, in such a case, would be likely to have a strong curiosity to taste, and try the effect of what has been so lauded and enjoyed by others, so strictly forbidden to himself - which curiosity would generally be gratified on the first convenient opportunity; and the restraint once broken, serious consequences might ensue.
I don't take to Sunday-school books, dontchuknow--I don't hanker after them when I can get pie--but I READ them, anyway, because whatever the old man tells me to do, that's the thing that I'm a-going to DO, or tear something, you know.
Well, anyways, I doan' hanker for no mo' un um, Huck.
There's many another man 'ud hanker more than he does.
I don't know whether it is that I am built wrong, but I never did seem to hanker after tombstones myself.
Plunged right away into monogamy, man, unexperienced in his good fortune, hankers after polygamy, as the monotheistic Jew hankered after polytheism; and thus the monogamic young man too often meets Aphrodite for the first time, and makes future appointments with her, in the arms of his pure young wife.
He then immediately proceeded to his complaints, and said, "There, my lady cousin; there stands the most undutiful child in the world; she hankers after a beggarly rascal, and won't marry one of the greatest matches in all England, that we have provided for her.
Alex (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer) and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) hanker for a return to New York's Central Park Zoo.
How their fans must hanker for the glory days of Jan Aage Fjortoft in his prime and John Moncur getting stamped on by Eric Cantona.
It's enough to make you hanker for the days before the rise of the celeb fitness DVD, when soap actors saw out the twilight of their careers treading the boards in panto in Swindon or settling for the odd bit-part in the Bill.
Mr Andrews may hanker for a return to quango government but the truth is that good schools are rooted in communities; they need to be locally accountable and have access to effective local support.