What does hungry mean?

Definitions for hungry
ˈhʌŋ grihun·g·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hungryadjective

    feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food

    "a world full of hungry people"

  2. athirst(p), hungry(p), thirsty(p)adjective

    (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous

    "athirst for knowledge"; "hungry for recognition"; "thirsty for informaton"

Wiktionary

  1. hungryadjective

    affected by hunger; desirous of food; having a physical need for food.

  2. hungryadjective

    eager, having an avid desire ('appetite') for something.

  3. Etymology: hungrig, from hungor 'hunger' (from the same).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hungryadjective

    Etymology: from hunger.

    That face of his the hungry cannibals
    Would not have touch’d, would not have stain’d with blood. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. iii.

    They that talk thus may say that a man is always hungry, but that he does not always feel it; whereas hunger consists in that very sensation. John Locke.

    Cassius has a lean and hungry look. William Shakespeare, Jul. Cæsar.

    The more fat water will bear soap best; for the hungry water doth kill its unctuous nature. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    In rushy grounds springs are found at the first and second spit, and sometimes lower in a hungry gravel. John Mortimer.

    To this great day of retribution our Saviour refers us, for reaping the fruits that we here sow in the most hungry and barren soil. George Smalridge, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hungry

    feeling hunger; having a keen appetite; feeling uneasiness or distress from want of food; hence, having an eager desire

  2. Hungry

    showing hunger or a craving desire; voracious

  3. Hungry

    not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry soil

  4. Etymology: [AS. hungrid. See Hunger.]

Freebase

  1. Hungry

    "Hungry" is a single released by the American glam metal/hard rock band Winger, from their album Winger. Released as a single in 1989, the song charted at No. 85 in the US. The B-side was "Poison Angel", taken from the same album. In the beginning of the music video, before the car crashes, the song "Headed for a Heartbreak" can be heard playing on the radio.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hungry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2834

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hungry' in Adjectives Frequency: #630

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hungry in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hungry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of hungry in a Sentence

  1. Courtney White:

    What we found is once sports went dark, viewers who are just hungry for competition came to us and they weren't our regular food viewers, seeing the battles play out on Food Network scratched an itch there.

  2. Lori Iverson:

    They're tired, cold, hungry, but otherwise healthy and happy to be on their way out.

  3. Charlemagne Hernandez:

    I come from a slum in Manila originally, so it's true, it's not the same kind of poverty, but if you're hungry, you're hungry. That's a benchmark you can not deny.

  4. Keith Goode:

    Investors in small miners are hungry to allocate cash even in companies like Rox that have a long way to go, teena is not a mine yet and will require huge amounts of capital and development work without any guarantees.

  5. Josh Baldwin:

    People were so hungry, it does feel like people are re-upping their commitment to the Lord. It’s been powerful every night…we would stop [in worship] and they would lead.

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