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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. President Trump:

    I know exactly what I want to happen in Venezuela, all options are on the table. It's a shame what's happening in Venezuela, the death and the destruction and the hunger.

  2. Adam Smith:

    We're not here to stop hunger, we're here to stop food going to waste, i truly believe the environmental aspect is what we should be looking at first.

  3. Alissa Rumsey:

    When you're satisfied after a meal, you are more likely to listen to your hunger cues and not eat again until you are truly hungry.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    Do not despair of life. Think of the fox, prowling in a winter night to satisfy his hunger. His race survives I do not believe any of them ever committed suicide.

  5. George Eliot:

    It seems to me we can never give up longing And wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, And we must hunger after them.

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