What does appetite mean?

Definitions for appetite
ˈæp ɪˌtaɪtap·petite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appetite, appetency, appetence(noun)

    a feeling of craving something

    "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks

Wiktionary

  1. appetite(Noun)

    Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.

    Etymology: appetit, from apetit ( appétit), from appetitus, from appetere; ad + petere. See petition, and compare with appetence.

  2. appetite(Noun)

    Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.

    Etymology: appetit, from apetit ( appétit), from appetitus, from appetere; ad + petere. See petition, and compare with appetence.

  3. appetite(Noun)

    The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.

    The object of appetite is whatsoever sensible good may be wished for; the object of will is that good which reason does lead us to seek. --Richard Hooker.

    Etymology: appetit, from apetit ( appétit), from appetitus, from appetere; ad + petere. See petition, and compare with appetence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appetite(noun)

    the desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind

  2. Appetite(noun)

    desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger

  3. Appetite(noun)

    any strong desire; an eagerness or longing

  4. Appetite(noun)

    tendency; appetency

  5. Appetite(noun)

    the thing desired

Freebase

  1. Appetite

    Appetite is the desire to eat food, felt as hunger. Appetite exists in all higher life-forms, and serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs. It is regulated by a close interplay between the digestive tract, adipose tissue and the brain. Appetite has a relationship with every individual's behavior. Appetitive and consummatory behaviours are the only processes that involve energy intake, whereas all other behaviours affect the release of energy. When stressed, appetite levels may increase and result in an increase of food intake. Decreased desire to eat is termed anorexia, while polyphagia is increased eating. Dysregulation of appetite contributes to anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, cachexia, overeating, and binge eating disorder.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Appetite

    ap′pet-īt, n. physical craving, accompanied with uneasy sensation (hunger, thirst, sex): natural desire: inclination: desire for food: hunger (with for).—adjs. Ap′petible, Ap′petitive.—v.t. Ap′petise, to create or whet appetite.—ns. Appetise′ment; Appetis′er, something which whets the appetite.—p.adj. Appetis′ing.—adv. Appetis′ingly. [Through Fr., from L. appetitus, appetĕre.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Appetite

    Natural recurring desire for food. Alterations may induced by APPETITE DEPRESSANTS or APPETITE STIMULANTS.

Editors Contribution

  1. appetite

    A natural desire to eat food.

    Our appetite to eat food changes when we exercise regularly.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appetite' in Nouns Frequency: #2913

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appetite in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appetite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of appetite in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Bartfield:

    I tell my patients the three areas affecting their weight they have the greatest control over is what they eat, how they move, and how they handle stress, stress has a big influence on appetite, food intake, and how the body processes calories, and I think people underestimate that.

  2. Marc Watson:

    The appetite for the local players to hold all of the available sports content exclusively has reduced and the appetite to spend ever-increasing amounts of money on sports content has also reduced, because of that, rights fees have started to fall in the UK. That has created opportunities for players like us to come in and buy rights for what we consider to be a good price.

  3. John Marley:

    FX trading in banks is a tough business because spot trading is so commoditized and revenues are squeezed, moreover, banks have rolled back their proprietary trading desks due to the extra capital required and lower risk appetite.

  4. Albert Cheng:

    We can't expect double-digit growth (in China) every year but we are looking at sustainable growth which is a reflection of people's consumption power and appetite for investment.

  5. Julie Weeks:

    More [women] are getting the appetite to move on in their careers and have charge in their own destiny and start their own businesses.

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