What does covet mean?

Definitions for covet
ˈkʌv ɪtcov·et

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. covet(verb)

    wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)

    "She covets her sister's house"

Wiktionary

  1. covet(Verb)

    To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of, often enviously.

    Etymology: from coveiten, from covoiter (modern convoiter), from covoitié, presumably modified from cupiditas.

  2. covet(Verb)

    To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).

    Etymology: from coveiten, from covoiter (modern convoiter), from covoitié, presumably modified from cupiditas.

  3. covet(Verb)

    To yearn, have or indulge inordinate desire, notably for another's possession.

    Etymology: from coveiten, from covoiter (modern convoiter), from covoitié, presumably modified from cupiditas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Covet(verb)

    to wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense

  2. Covet(verb)

    to long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden)

  3. Covet(verb)

    to have or indulge inordinate desire

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Covet

    kuv′et, v.t. to desire or wish for eagerly: to wish for what is unlawful.—v.i. to desire (with for).—adjs. Cov′etable; Cov′eted.—adv. Cov′etingly.—ns. Cov′etise (obs.), covetousness: ardent desire; Cov′etiveness (obs.), acquisitiveness.—adj. Cov′etous, inordinately desirous: avaricious.—adv. Cov′etously.—n. Cov′etousness. [O. Fr. coveiter (Fr. convoiter)—L. cupiditat-emcupĕre, to desire.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of covet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of covet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of covet in a Sentence

  1. Camille Paglia:

    In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet. But slowly, step by step, decade by decade, I was forced to acknowledge that even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Jealousy/Covetousness is all about being concerned with other people's blessings rather than yours. But may I tell you this. You shouldn't be concerned with anybody's blessing. Yes, because every living human is blessed. Oh! Yes, it's a matter of mentality. Besides, if not for any other thing/reason. At least, the life you are living presently is being denied to many people out there in the mortuary. At this juncture, I hope you've realized truly you are not expected to covet/jealous anyone for any reason. Thus, go ahead and appreciate whatever you've got currently. And do glorify/thank God almighty who is the sole giver and taker of life/grace/wisdom/insight/every other true blessing.

  3. Mark Twain:

    …[I]n order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.

  4. Epictetus:

    Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.

  5. Dave Nonis:

    We need to get value, i know from talking to other teams that they covet some of the players we have. If there are trades that make sense for us, we're going to do it.

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