What does yearn mean?

Definitions for yearnyɜrn

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hanker, long, yearn(verb)

    desire strongly or persistently

  2. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish(verb)

    have a desire for something or someone who is not present

    "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"

  3. yearn(verb)

    have affection for; feel tenderness for

Wiktionary

  1. yearn(Verb)

    To long, have a strong desire (for something).

  2. yearn(Verb)

    To long back with melancholy, nostalgically

  3. Origin: From giernan, from girnijanan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yearn(verb)

    to pain; to grieve; to vex

  2. Yearn(verb)

    to be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn

  3. Yearn

    to curdle, as milk

  4. Yearn(verb)

    to be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager

  5. Origin: [See Yearnings.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yearn

    yėrn, v.i. to feel earnest desire: to feel uneasiness, as from longing or pity.—n. Yearn′ing, earnest desire, tenderness, or pity.—adj. longing.—adv. Yearn′ingly. [A.S. giernan, giernian, to desire—georn, desirous, eager; cf. Ger. begehren. to long for.]

  2. Yearn

    yėrn, v.i. and v.t. (Shak.) to grieve. [M. E. ermen—A.S. yrman, to vex—earm, poor.]

  3. Yearn

    yėrn, v.t. (Spens.) to earn.

  4. Yearn

    yėrn, v.i. to curdle, as milk—also Earn.—n. Yearn′ing, rennet.

Anagrams for yearn »

  1. aryne, Rayne, Yaren, yarne

  2. Aryne

  3. Rayne

  4. Yaren

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yearn in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yearn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    I love those who yearn for the impossible.

  2. Czon:

    I'm always looking for my place in life and always yearn away to somewhere else, some other time.

  3. Jose Ortega y Gasset:

    Life is a series of collisions with the future it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.

  4. José Ortega y Gasset:

    Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.

  5. Richard Herzinger:

    This alienation from Brussels makes some Germans yearn for a national party like the AFD that truly represents their own national interests.

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