What does hunger mean?

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ˈhʌŋ gərhunger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hunger, hungriness(noun)

    a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation

  2. hunger, hungriness, thirst, thirstiness(verb)

    strong desire for something (not food or drink)

    "a thirst for knowledge"; "hunger for affection"

  3. hunger(verb)

    feel the need to eat

  4. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust(verb)

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

  5. starve, hunger, famish(verb)

    be hungry; go without food

    "Let's eat--I'm starving!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hunger(noun)

    an uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food

    Etymology: [OE. hungren, AS. hyngrian. See Hunger, n.]

  2. Hunger(noun)

    any strong eager desire

    Etymology: [OE. hungren, AS. hyngrian. See Hunger, n.]

  3. Hunger(noun)

    to feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger

    Etymology: [OE. hungren, AS. hyngrian. See Hunger, n.]

  4. Hunger(noun)

    to have an eager desire; to long

    Etymology: [OE. hungren, AS. hyngrian. See Hunger, n.]

  5. Hunger(verb)

    to make hungry; to famish

    Etymology: [OE. hungren, AS. hyngrian. See Hunger, n.]

Freebase

  1. Hunger

    Hunger is the physical sensation of desiring food. When politicians, relief workers and social scientists talk about people suffering from hunger, they usually refer to those who are unable to eat sufficient food to meet their basic nutritional needs for sustained periods of time. Throughout history, a large proportion of the world's population have often experienced severe hunger. In many cases this resulted from disruptions to the food supply caused by war, plagues or adverse weather changes. For the first few decades after World War II, technological progress and enhanced political cooperation suggested it might be possible to substantially reduce the number of people suffering from hunger. While progress had been uneven, by 2000 the threat of extreme hunger has subsided for a great many of the world's people. Until 2006, the average international price of food had been largely stable for several decades. But in the closing months of 2006 it began to rise at a rapid rate. By 2008 the price of rice had more than tripled in some regions, which had an especially severe impact in developing countries. Food prices fell in early 2009, but then rose again to reach another record high in 2011, and have since then decreased slightly. The 2008 worldwide financial crisis further increased the number of people suffering from hunger, including dramatic increases even in advanced economies such as Great Britain, the Eurozone and the United States.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hunger

    hung′gėr, n. desire for food: strong desire for anything.—v.i. to crave food: to long for.—adjs. Hung′er-bit′ten, bitten, pained, or weakened by hunger; Hung′erful, hungry; Hung′erly (Shak.), hungry.—adv. (Shak.) hungrily.—adv. Hung′rily.—adj. Hung′ry, having eager desire: greedy: lean: poor. [A.S. hungor (n.), hyngran (v.); cf. Ger. hunger, Dut. honger, &c.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hunger

    The desire for FOOD generated by a sensation arising from the lack of food in the STOMACH.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HUNGER

    Ability to eat in a Night Lunch Cart.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hunger' in Nouns Frequency: #2818

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How to say hunger in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hunger in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hunger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of hunger in a Sentence

  1. Spencer Nadolsky:

    Most people fail at losing weight, they fail because they can’t stick to it long term, and a lot of that has to do with hunger.

  2. Natalya Gryaznevich:

    We're bringing attention to Oleg Sentsov who has been on hunger strike for 44 days. He could die at any moment.

  3. Cindy Shelton:

    Feed your hunger and you’ll find that you’re eating those extra calories.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    The hunger and thirst for knowledge ensures lifelong success.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    You can discover the true love of your wife only in the days of hunger.

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