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. Pope Francis:

    Wine is a sign of happiness, love and plenty, how many of our adolescents and young people sense that these 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?

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Challenges are accelerators to success. In other words, challenges do act as substances that speed up the process of success. Now put simply, your current challenges are meant to aid you to emerge the success that you have been longing for or aspiring for. So come on, dare to challenge all your challenges. For, they are designed to help you to succeed sooner or later. -Emeasoba George

  3. Bertrand Russell, Autobiography:

    Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    In light of knowledge attained, the happy achievement seems almost a matter of course, and any intelligent student can grasp it without too much trouble. But the years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alterations of confidence and exhaustion and the final emergence into the light -- only those who have experienced it can understand it.

  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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