What does hanker mean?

Definitions for hanker
ˈhæŋ kərhan·ker

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hanker, long, yearn(verb)

    desire strongly or persistently

Wiktionary

  1. hanker(Verb)

    To crave, want or desire.

    If you hanker for chocolate, you'll like this fudge recipe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hanker(verb)

    to long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; -- usually with for or after; as, to hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the town

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. hang; cf. D. hunkeren, hengelen.]

  2. Hanker(verb)

    to linger in expectation or with desire

    Etymology: [Prob. fr. hang; cf. D. hunkeren, hengelen.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hanker

    hangk′ėr, v.i. to long for with eagerness: to linger about (with after, for).—n. Hank′ering, a lingering craving for something. [A freq. of hang, in sense to hang on; cf. Dut. hunkeren.]

How to pronounce hanker?

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    Alex
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How to say hanker in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hanker in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hanker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of hanker in a Sentence

  1. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Never hanker for others to make your life beautiful, orchestrate your life and celebrate in your own aliveness. Thats HEAVEN, thats Godliness! - Ramana Pemmaraju

  2. Thomas Gomart:

    They want The US to lean in more, we know they're doing a great deal with countries, including developing countries, bilaterally... but a lot of countries hanker after the decisive Thomas Gomart effort that we saw when the Berlin Wall came down. A lot of countries believe this is one of those pivotal moments in history and The US has always led at those times.

Images & Illustrations of hanker

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