What does covet mean?

Definitions for covetˈkʌv ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word covet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. covet(verb)

    wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)

    "She covets her sister's house"


  1. covet(Verb)

    To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of, often enviously.

  2. covet(Verb)

    To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).

  3. covet(Verb)

    To yearn, have or indulge inordinate desire, notably for another's possession.

  4. Origin: from coveiten, from covoiter (modern convoiter), from covoitié, presumably modified from cupiditas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Covet(verb)

    to wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense

  2. Covet(verb)

    to long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden)

  3. Covet(verb)

    to have or indulge inordinate desire

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Covet

    kuv′et, v.t. to desire or wish for eagerly: to wish for what is unlawful.—v.i. to desire (with for).—adjs. Cov′etable; Cov′eted.—adv. Cov′etingly.—ns. Cov′etise (obs.), covetousness: ardent desire; Cov′etiveness (obs.), acquisitiveness.—adj. Cov′etous, inordinately desirous: avaricious.—adv. Cov′etously.—n. Cov′etousness. [O. Fr. coveiter (Fr. convoiter)—L. cupiditat-emcupĕre, to desire.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of covet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of covet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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