What does appetite mean?

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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. Manik Narain:

    EM fixed income benchmarks are giving double digit returns so there is a lot of appetite out there to chase those returns higher still, post-BOJ there is a small pullback but it's concentrated on oil-centred emerging markets and the market seems confident the low-yield environment and stabilising emerging growth is consistent with EM assets holding up.

  2. Junichi Ishikawa:

    Risk appetite is returning at a faster pace than expected, thanks to the temporary pull back in Russia risk and a well balanced statement from the Fed last week.

  3. Larry Cotter:

    China and south-east Asia are huge growth markets, china has an insatiable appetite and is making a huge impact. Fifteen years ago, 99% of Black cod went to Japan, now it's China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, along with the U.S., and Japan has to compete with them.

  4. Chief Economist Fatih Birol:

    The appetite for investments in the Middle East is close to zero, mainly as a result of the unpredictability of the region.

  5. Youssef Zohny:

    It looks like the market was pretty pleased with the U.S. jobs report this morning, and that's led to some risk appetite, energy has been on a nice run, so I wouldn't be surprised to see a pullback.

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