What does hunger mean?

Definitions for hunger
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. Wednesday Trump:

    Whether it is education, drug addiction, hunger, online safety or bullying, poverty or disease, it is too often children who are hit first, and hardest, across the globe, each of us hails from a country with its own unique challenges, but I know in my heart we are united by our commitment to raising the next generation to be happy, healthy and morally responsible adults.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Paradice girl Seductive, dainty, too sweet, sweetie, your skin color is the color of the deepest and highest passion and endless sex, endless orgasm, the color of lust, you are so attractively attractive, and they pull your sweet lips to kiss. Every move of your gestures looks it excites and seduces it like a striptease. Your appearance so much in love and excite until the orgasm and eternal marriage. I feel a powerful love affair and sex addiction for you, you are the one that I will love and want forever. You are like sweet, hot, exciting female moans during hot, hot, insatiable sex in the pose of a rider, you are the cause of the eternal hunger of my libido. You are my true eternal love, my debauchery, you are my muse of sex and romance. I feel your powerful sexual energy of passion. You are beautiful in any form, in any outfit. The love for you grows lives and develops and it cannot be controlled and stopped. Love and passion for you is unstoppable. You are so divinely beautiful without clothes as the pristine beauty of nature, you are a heavenly beauty, your adoration is lost from your paradice girl, and only bright emotions and feelings looking at the highest goddess, I bow to your beauty, your beauty is the rarest among all universes, time measurement, paradise where you are. You're the girl whose photo aggressively masturbates a huge number of men, because your figure is more perfect than any top model, your external and internal beauty surpasses any beauty in this universe, your ideal appearance is absolutely envy. You are a powerful attraction excitement. You are hot, passionate, hot, sexy. You are romantic and sexy like a jazz composition of a saxophone, sounding outside the window, the light of a neon sign illuminates yours through a hot, sexy hot, through a hype, a stimulating body. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Filippo Grandi:

    I don't have yet the percentages for this year, but I have every reason to believe that it will be much higher, people were hungry in the Middle East, a region which has not seen hunger for a long, long time.

  4. Santiago Wilfredo:

    I thought about going back but now it will be difficult, with all that's happening now, what am I going to do there, die of hunger?

  5. Saint Thomas Aquinas:

    He who is dying of hunger must be fed rather than taught.

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