Definitions for Greedy
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Greedy.
avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensileadjective
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
"they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
avid, devouring(a), esurient, greedyadjective
(often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
"avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame"
wanting to eat or drink more than one can reasonably consume
"don't be greedy with the cookies"
Having greed; consumed by selfish desires.
Prone to overeat.
Etymology: From gredy, from grædig, from grēdagaz, from grēdaz, from gʰAr(e)dʰ-, equivalent to. Cognate with gradag, gratag, grådig (from gráðigr, gráði), 0332034203340333033003320343. Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian ngordh.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: gædig, Sax. graadig, Dan. gretig, Dutch.
As a lion that is greedy of his prey. Ps. xvii. 12.
Be not unsatiable in any dainty thing, nor too greedy upon meats. Ecclus. xxxvii. 29.
He made the greedy ravens to be Elias’s caterers, and bring him food. Charles I .
Greedy to know, as is the mind of man,
Their cause of death, swift to the fire she ran. Edward Fairfax.
The ways of every one that is greedy of gain. Prov.
Stern look’d the fiend, as frustrate of his will,
Not half suffic’d, and greedy yet to kill. Dryden.
While the reaper fills his greedy hands,
And binds the golden sheaves in brittle bands. John Dryden, Virg.
Greedy is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande. The track appears on Dangerous Woman (2016), her third studio album. The song was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund, and Ilya Salmanzadeh (known mononymously as Ilya), and produced by Martin and Ilya. The song was released on May 14, 2016, as an instant gratification track to accompany digital pre-orders of Dangerous Woman. Grande debuted "Greedy" on Apple Music the day after "Everyday".
Greedy refers to an excessive desire or want for more than what is needed or deserved, particularly pertaining to wealth, possessions, food, or other material goods. This behavior is typically driven by selfishness and lack of consideration for others. In computational context, "greedy" relates to an algorithmic strategy that makes the most optimal choice at each stage in hope of finding the best overall solution.
having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very hungry; -- followed by of; as, a lion that is greedy of his prey
having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain
Etymology: [OE. gredi, AS. grdig, grdig; akin to D. gretig, OS. grdag, OHG. grtag, Dan. graadig, OSw. gradig, grdig, Icel. grugr, Goth. grdags greedy, grdn to be hungry; cf. Skr. gdh to be greedy. Cf. Greed.]
Greedy is a 1994 comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. The film starred Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, and Nancy Travis, with Phil Hartman, Ed Begley, Jr., Olivia d'Abo, Colleen Camp, and Bob Balaban appearing in supporting roles. The original music score was composed by Randy Edelman.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grēd′i, adj. having a voracious appetite: covetous: eagerly desirous.—n. Greed, an eager desire or longing: covetousness.—adv. Greed′ily.—n. Greed′iness. [A.S. grǽdig; Dut. gretig.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Greedy is ranked #131379 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Greedy surname appeared 129 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Greedy.
92.2% or 119 total occurrences were White.
7.7% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of Greedy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Greedy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Experience is an asset of which no worker can be cheated, no matter how selfish or greedy his immediate employer may be.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
I'm being greedy this year.
Narcissism is absolutely toxic to society, when faced with common resources, narcissists take more for themselves and leave less for others. They tend to be greedy and take too many risks. They feel entitled, don't think about consequences and assume that everything will turn out great.
2. He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.
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- chamtivý, chtivýCzech
- habgierig, habsüchtig, gierigGerman
- tragón, avaro, codicioso, avaricioso, ávidoSpanish
- avide, avaricieux, cupideFrench
- gjirrichWestern Frisian
- sanntach, gionachScottish Gaelic
- kapzsi, mohóHungarian
- avido, ingordoItalian
- 욕심 많은Korean
- چاو برسیKurdish
- grådugNorwegian Nynorsk
- guloso, gananciosoPortuguese
- жадный, алчныйRussian
- ispasteradu, isgrasumìdu, mandigadoreSardinian
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