What does longing mean?

Definitions for longing
ˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-long·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word longing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. longing, yearning, hungriness(noun)

    prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

Wiktionary

  1. longing(Noun)

    An earnest and deep, not greatly passionate, but rather melancholic desire.

  2. longing(Noun)

    The buying of a financial instrument with the expectation that its value will rise

Webster Dictionary

  1. Longing

    of Long

  2. Longing(noun)

    an eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration

Freebase

  1. Longing

    "Longing" is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, written by Yoshiki. The song is a ballad that has been released in several versions, most notably in two different single variations. The first, "Longing ~Togireta Melody~", was released on August 1, 1995 and reached the number 1 spot on the Oricon chart. The second, "Longing ~Setsubou no Yoru~", came out on December 11, 1995 and reached number 5.

How to pronounce longing?

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How to say longing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of longing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of longing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of longing in a Sentence

  1. Cheng Peng:

    We've won several silver medals and we've been longing for a gold medal, we put in a lot of effort and this gold medal is like a new starting point for us and will push us further. Hopefully we'll win many more.

  2. Renae A. Sauter:

    That deep longing you keep dismissing as impractical may be the very thing your soul is calling you to do.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Believe me or not, as long as you have food to eat, water to drink, a roof over your head (shelter) and clothes to cover your nakedness. You should be thankful and remain thankful to God almighty (the provider). Because, he (God) has already given you all that you basically need to survive or live here (on earth). Yes! you heard me right, any other thing which you are longing for presently should be a supplement and it will be given to you by God in due course. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Franklin Borbor:

    How many of our adolescents and young people sense that (love and happiness) are no longer found in their homes? How many women, sad and lonely, wonder when love left, when it slipped away from their lives? How many elderly people feel left out of family celebrations, cast aside and longing each day for a little love?

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Longing for someone to touch, caress and meld into, is a strong human emotion of never-ending desire and want. When the desires do not exist in real life, we tend to live them through dreams and fantasies. We even resort to the extent of choosing a person we know and have feelings for to place a face on the illusion.

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