What does crave mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lustverb

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

  2. craveverb

    plead or ask for earnestly


  1. craveverb

    To want strongly as to satisfy an appetite. To long for, to yearn.

    I know I should diet more, but every afternoon I crave a soda so I have one.

  2. craveverb

    Ask earnestly.

    I humbly crave your indulgence to read this letter until the end.

  3. Etymology: From craven, from crafian, from krabōnan, from grep-. Cognate with Danish kræve, Norwegian kreve, Swedish kräva, krefja, krafa. Related to craft, grape.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CRAVEverb

    Etymology: crafian, Saxon.

    What one petition is there found in the whole litany, whereof we shall ever be able at any time to say, that no man living needeth the grace or benefit therein craved at God’s hands? Richard Hooker.

    As for my nobler friends, I crave their pardons;
    But for the mutable rank-scented many,
    Let them regard me as I do not flatter. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    The poor people not knowing where to hide themselves from the fury of their enemies, nor of whom to crave help, fled as men and women dismayed. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    I would crave leave here, under the word action, to comprehend the forbearance too of any action proposed. John Locke.

    Each ardent nymph the rising current craves,
    Each shepherd’s pray’r retards the parting waves. Matthew Prior.

    The subjects arm’d; the more their princes gave,
    Th’ advantage only took the more to crave. John Denham.

    Him dost thou mean, who, spite of all his store,
    Is ever craving, and will still be poor?
    Who cheats for halfpence; and who doffs his coat,
    To save a farthing in a ferry-boat. John Dryden, Pers. Sat. iv.

    Levity pushes us on from one vain desire to another, in a regular vicissitude and succession of cravings and satiety. Roger L'Estrange.

    He is actually under the power of a temptation, and the sway of an impetuous lust; both hurrying him to satisfy the cravings of it, by some wicked action. Robert South, Sermons.

    Our good old friend,
    Lay comforts to your bosom; and bestow
    Your needful counsel to our businesses,
    Which crave the instant use. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    The antecedent concomitants and effects of such a constitution, are acids, taken in too great quantities; four eructations, and a craving appetite, especially of terrestrial and absorbent substances. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    Once one may crave for love,
    But more would prove
    This heart too little, that too great. John Suckling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Craveverb

    to ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore

  2. Craveverb

    to call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand; as, the stomach craves food

  3. Craveverb

    to desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite


  1. Crave

    Crave is the second album from the band Cyclefly, released on 8 April 2002. The album, originally called Tales from the Fish Bowl, had a vote by fans to decide the album art.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crave

    krāv, v.t. to beg earnestly: to beseech: to demand or require: to long for.—ns. Crav′er, one who craves: a beggar; Crav′ing, desire: longing. [A.S. crafian, to crave; Ice. krefja.]


  1. CRAVE

    Crave is a lifestyle brand that is changing the way women experience sex toys through beautifully designed, discreet, and luxurious vibrators. The company was founded on the belief that sexual pleasure, intimacy, and satisfaction are at the core of being human. That sex is healthy, wholesome, and playful, and that delight and flirtation provide vital aspects to everyday life. Most of all, they believe that people crave a variety of sexual experiences and that there should be no judgement, stigma, or shame about that desire. The company’s first product was the Crave Duet, which was the first ever crowd-funded sex toy and went on to secure over $100,000. The company officially launched in February 2013 with a full line of beautifully-designed, luxury vibrators and foreplay jewelry.

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  1. carve

  2. caver

  3. varec

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crave in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of crave in a Sentence

  1. Nausea Jarosh:

    A lot of [the] time women will crave carbs during that nauseated period, but carbs really move through your system quickly, they raise your blood sugar and then they lower it, and you crave something else— whereas protein can keep you fuller longer. And being full can actually help prevent that nauseated feeling during pregnancy.

  2. Jim Hall:

    More of it remains active flooding the brain with excess dopamine, resulting in intense pleasure and its related anticipation that users come to crave resulting in compulsive use and a stronger addiction, designing the molecule of a drug that blocks the exit door for dopamine in the brain makes it a more addictive substance.

  3. Robert Sege:

    Toddlers crave their parent's attention, so use that to your advantage, pay attention to the things your children do that are wonderful ; reward them for those with praise. Then when they do something you don't like, put them in time-out and take the attention away. Use that. That's how time-outs work.

  4. Lisa Haisha:

    We want intimacy with others. In fact, we might crave it. But since we’ve never fully experienced bonds of trust, we don’t allow intimacy into our lives. So we keep it at bay.

  5. Aurora Berill:

    Be positive and you will be headed towards lasting contentment and the success you crave.

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    cloth coverings wrapped around something (as a wound or a baby)
    • A. urus
    • B. confrere
    • C. slur
    • D. swathing

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