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.

  2. covet(Verb)

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

  3. covet(Verb)

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

  4. Origin: 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. 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.

  2. Epictetus:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Mark Twain:

    He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.

  5. 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.

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