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thirst

 (thûrst)
n.
1.
a. A sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat related to a need or desire to drink.
b. The desire to drink.
2. An insistent desire; a craving: a thirst for knowledge.
intr.v. thirst·ed, thirst·ing, thirsts
1. To feel a need to drink.
2. To have a strong craving; yearn.

[Middle English, from Old English thurst; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]

thirst′er n.

thirst

(θɜːst)
n
1. a craving to drink, accompanied by a feeling of dryness in the mouth and throat
2. an eager longing, craving, or yearning: a thirst for knowledge.
vb
(intr) to feel a thirst: to thirst for a drink; to thirst after righteousness.
[Old English thyrstan, from thurst thirst; related to Old Norse thyrsta to thirst, Old High German dursten to thirst, Latin torrēre to parch]

thirst

(θɜrst)

n.
1. a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat caused by need of liquid.
2. a need for liquid or moisture.
3. eager desire; craving: a thirst for knowledge.
v.i.
4. to feel thirst; be thirsty.
5. to have a strong desire.
[before 900; Middle English thirsten, Old English thyrstan, derivative of thurst]
thirst′er, n.

thirst


Past participle: thirsted
Gerund: thirsting

Imperative
thirst
thirst
Present
I thirst
you thirst
he/she/it thirsts
we thirst
you thirst
they thirst
Preterite
I thirsted
you thirsted
he/she/it thirsted
we thirsted
you thirsted
they thirsted
Present Continuous
I am thirsting
you are thirsting
he/she/it is thirsting
we are thirsting
you are thirsting
they are thirsting
Present Perfect
I have thirsted
you have thirsted
he/she/it has thirsted
we have thirsted
you have thirsted
they have thirsted
Past Continuous
I was thirsting
you were thirsting
he/she/it was thirsting
we were thirsting
you were thirsting
they were thirsting
Past Perfect
I had thirsted
you had thirsted
he/she/it had thirsted
we had thirsted
you had thirsted
they had thirsted
Future
I will thirst
you will thirst
he/she/it will thirst
we will thirst
you will thirst
they will thirst
Future Perfect
I will have thirsted
you will have thirsted
he/she/it will have thirsted
we will have thirsted
you will have thirsted
they will have thirsted
Future Continuous
I will be thirsting
you will be thirsting
he/she/it will be thirsting
we will be thirsting
you will be thirsting
they will be thirsting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thirsting
you have been thirsting
he/she/it has been thirsting
we have been thirsting
you have been thirsting
they have been thirsting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thirsting
you will have been thirsting
he/she/it will have been thirsting
we will have been thirsting
you will have been thirsting
they will have been thirsting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thirsting
you had been thirsting
he/she/it had been thirsting
we had been thirsting
you had been thirsting
they had been thirsting
Conditional
I would thirst
you would thirst
he/she/it would thirst
we would thirst
you would thirst
they would thirst
Past Conditional
I would have thirsted
you would have thirsted
he/she/it would have thirsted
we would have thirsted
you would have thirsted
they would have thirsted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thirst - a physiological need to drinkthirst - a physiological need to drink  
drive - a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
dehydration - depletion of bodily fluids
polydipsia - excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)
2.thirst - strong desire for something (not food or drink); "a thirst for knowledge"; "hunger for affection"
desire - an inclination to want things; "a man of many desires"
Verb1.thirst - feel the need to drink
hurt, smart, ache - be the source of pain
2.thirst - have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"

thirst

noun
1. dryness, thirstiness, drought, craving to drink Instead of tea or coffee, drink water to quench your thirst.
thirst for something crave, want, desire, long for, covet, wish for, yearn for, lust after, hanker for, have your heart set on, hunger for or after We all thirst for the same things.

thirst

noun
1. A desire for food or drink:
2. A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure:
verb
To have a greedy, obsessive desire:
Translations
رَغْبَة شَديدَهظَمَأعَطَشيَرْغَبُ في، يَتَعَطَّشُ
žízeňžíznit
tørsttørste
soifo
jano
žeđ
szomjszomjazikszomjúság
áköf löngun, òorstiòorstiòyrsta í, òrá
のどの渇き
갈증
sitiresitis
troškulys
alkasalktslāpes
sete
prahnúť
žeja
törst
ความกระหายน้ำ
susuzluktutkuaçlıkbüyük istekcan atmak
cơn khát

thirst

[θɜːst]
A. Nsed f
to have a thirst for sth (fig) → tener sed or ansias de algo
the thirst for knowledgela sed or el afán de saber
I've got a real thirst (on me)¡me muero de sed!
B. VI to thirst after or for sth (fig) → tener sed or ansias de algo, estar sediento de algo (liter)

thirst

[ˈθɜːrst] n
(lit)soif f
(fig)soif f
a thirst for sth [+ success, learning, knowledge] → une soif de qch

thirst

nDurst m; thirst for knowledgeWissensdurst m; thirst for adventureAbenteuerlust f; he’s got a real thirst on him (inf)er hat einen noblen Durst (am Leibe) (inf); to die of thirstverdursten
vi
(old) I thirstes dürstet or durstet mich
(fig) to thirst for revenge/knowledge etcnach Rache/Wissen etc dürsten; the plants were thirsting for waterdie Pflanzen dürsteten nach Wasser

thirst

[θɜːst]
1. nsete f
thirst for knowledge → sete di conoscenza
2. vi to thirst for (fig) → essere assetato/a di

thirst

(θəːst) noun
1. a feeling of dryness (in the mouth) caused by a lack of water or moisture. I have a terrible thirst.
2. a strong and eager desire for something. thirst for knowledge.
verb
to have a great desire for. He's thirsting for revenge.
ˈthirsty adjective
1. suffering from thirst. I'm so thirsty – I must have a drink.
2. causing a thirst. Digging the garden is thirsty work.
ˈthirstily adverb
ˈthirstiness noun

thirst

ظَمَأ žízeň tørst Durst δίψα sed jano soif žeđ sete のどの渇き 갈증 dorst tørste pragnienie sede жажда törst ความกระหายน้ำ susuzluk cơn khát

thirst

n. sed.

thirst

n sed f
References in classic literature ?
Well, I said, and hunger and thirst, and the desires in general, and again willing and wishing,--all these you would refer to the classes already mentioned.
of all tortures That torture the worst Has abated -- the terrible Torture of thirst For the naphthaline river Of Passion accurst: -- I have drank of a water That quenches all thirst: --
Here they eagerly slaked their thirst; but, this being allayed, the calls of hunger became equally importunate.
Bitterness is in the cup even of the best love: thus doth it cause longing for the Superman; thus doth it cause thirst in thee, the creating one!
Comes through the padded door, And binds one with three leathern thongs, That the throat may thirst no more.
But now the Grand Gallipoot arrived, rushing from the tunnel with a hoarse cry of mingled rage and thirst. He too saw the fountain and hastened to drink of its forbidden waters.
They were all bush dogs or wild-dogs, and so small was their courage that their thirst and physical pain from cords drawn too tight across veins and arteries, and their dim apprehension of the fate such treatment foreboded, led them to whimper and wail and howl their despair and suffering.
They jabbered and shrugged their shoulders, saying that we were mad and should perish of thirst, which I must say seemed probable; but being desirous of obtaining the knives, which were almost unknown treasures up there, they consented to come, having probably reflected that, after all, our subsequent extinction would be no affair of theirs.
AN ANT went to the bank of a river to quench its thirst, and being carried away by the rush of the stream, was on the point of drowning.
Nothing but a signal interposition of Providence could have preserved us from being bitten by them, or perishing either by weariness or thirst, for sometimes we were a long time without water, and had nothing to support our strength in this fatigue but a little honey, and a small piece of cows' flesh dried in the sun.
"You thirst for life and try to settle the problems of life by a logical tangle.
But, ungrateful as the task was, we set about it with exemplary patience, and after a snail-like progress of an hour or more, had scaled perhaps one half of the distance, when the fever which had left me for a while returned with such violence, and accompanied by so raging a thirst, that it required all the entreaties of Toby to prevent me from losing all the fruits of my late exertion, by precipitating myself madly down the cliffs we had just climbed, in quest of the water which flowed so temptingly at their base.