What does hunger mean?

Definitions for hunger
ˈhʌŋ gərhun·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hunger, hungrinessnoun

    a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation

  2. hunger, hungriness, thirst, thirstinessverb

    strong desire for something (not food or drink)

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

  3. hungerverb

    feel the need to eat

  4. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lustverb

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

  5. starve, hunger, famishverb

    be hungry; go without food

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hungernoun

    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. Hungernoun

    any strong eager desire

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

  3. Hungernoun

    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. Hungernoun

    to have an eager desire; to long

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

  5. Hungerverb

    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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Five Touches * The wrong way leads to a wrong destination * Tricks stay tricks; never become a reality * No law becomes effective, if the people stay hunger, even God's law becomes invalid, for that. * Fake one punishes to itself, losing all beneficial factors only for its emulation. * Follow the rules, to stay away from; otherwise, the rules follow you.

  2. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents. It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community. It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods.

  3. Euripides, Electra, 413 B.C.:

    I care for riches, to make giftsTo friends, or lead a sick man back to healthWith ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealthFor daily gladness; once a man be doneWith hunger, rich and poor are all as one.

  4. Donald Trump:

    So hopefully that will happen, there is a hunger for that to happen in this country like I've never seen before.

  5. Josh Baldwin:

    It does feel like we’re on edge, like something’s about to break and there’s about to be another big awakening, i feel like the younger generation – millennials – sometimes can get a bad rap, but the thing I love about it is that they are all-in on whatever they’re going for…and the ones that are going after the Lord they’re so passionate about it that I feel like that’s what changes our nation – their passion and their hunger.

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