hanker, long, yearn(verb)
desire strongly or persistently
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"
have affection for; feel tenderness for
To long, have a strong desire (for something).
To long back with melancholy, nostalgically
Origin: From giernan, from girnijanan.
to pain; to grieve; to vex
to be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn
to curdle, as milk
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
Origin: [See Yearnings.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
yėrn, v.i. and v.t. (Shak.) to grieve. [M. E. ermen—A.S. yrman, to vex—earm, poor.]
yėrn, v.t. (Spens.) to earn.
yėrn, v.i. to curdle, as milk—also Earn.—n. Yearn′ing, rennet.
aryne, Rayne, Yaren, yarne
The numerical value of yearn in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of yearn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I love those who yearn for the impossible.
I'm always looking for my place in life and always yearn away to somewhere else, some other time.
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.
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.
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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Translations for yearn
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- vermissen, sich sehnen, verlangenGerman
- λαχταρώ, επιθυμώGreek
- anhelar, ansiar, desearSpanish
- kaivata, haikaillaFinnish
- sóvárog, vágyódikHungarian
- 切望する, 憧れる, 恋い慕うJapanese
- zuchten, smachten, verlangenDutch
- жаждать, стремиться, скучать, тосковатьRussian
- žúdeti, жу́дети, čȅznuti, че̏знути, жу́дјети, žúdjetiSerbo-Croatian
- längta tillbaka till, längta efter, längta tillSwedish
- özlemek, hislenmekTurkish
- khao khátVietnamese
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