What does starve mean?

Definitions for starve
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. starve, hunger, famish(verb)

    be hungry; go without food

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

  2. starve, famish(verb)

    die of food deprivation

    "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"

  3. starve, famish(verb)

    deprive of food

    "They starved the prisoners"

  4. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust(verb)

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

  5. starve(verb)

    deprive of a necessity and cause suffering

    "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel"

Wiktionary

  1. starve(Verb)

    To die; in later use especially to die slowly, waste away.

    Etymology: From sterven, from steorfan. Cognate with staarven, Dutch sterven, German sterben, Albanian shterp.

  2. starve(Verb)

    To die because of lack of food or of not eating.

    Etymology: From sterven, from steorfan. Cognate with staarven, Dutch sterven, German sterben, Albanian shterp.

  3. starve(Verb)

    To be very hungry.

    Hey, ma, I'm starving!

    Etymology: From sterven, from steorfan. Cognate with staarven, Dutch sterven, German sterben, Albanian shterp.

  4. starve(Verb)

    To destroy, make capitulate or at least make suffer by deprivation, notably of food

    Etymology: From sterven, from steorfan. Cognate with staarven, Dutch sterven, German sterben, Albanian shterp.

  5. starve(Verb)

    To deprive of nourishment.

    They starved the child until it withered away.

    Etymology: From sterven, from steorfan. Cognate with staarven, Dutch sterven, German sterben, Albanian shterp.

  6. starve(Verb)

    To kill with cold.

    I was half starved waiting out in that wind.

    Etymology: From sterven, from steorfan. Cognate with staarven, Dutch sterven, German sterben, Albanian shterp.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Starve(verb)

    to die; to perish

    Etymology: [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.]

  2. Starve(verb)

    to perish with hunger; to suffer extreme hunger or want; to be very indigent

    Etymology: [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.]

  3. Starve(verb)

    to perish or die with cold

    Etymology: [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.]

  4. Starve(verb)

    to destroy with cold

    Etymology: [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.]

  5. Starve(verb)

    to kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder

    Etymology: [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.]

  6. Starve(verb)

    to distress or subdue by famine; as, to starvea garrison into a surrender

    Etymology: [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.]

  7. Starve(verb)

    to destroy by want of any kind; as, to starve plans by depriving them of proper light and air

    Etymology: [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.]

  8. Starve(verb)

    to deprive of force or vigor; to disable

    Etymology: [OE. sterven to die, AS. steorfan; akin to D. sterven, G. sterben, OHG. sterban, Icel. starf labor, toil.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Starve

    stärv, v.i. to die of hunger or cold: to suffer extreme hunger or want: to be in want of anything necessary, to deteriorate for want of anything essential.—v.t. to kill with hunger or cold: to destroy by want: to deprive of power.—n. Starvā′tion, act of starving: state of being starved.—adj. Starve′ling, hungry: lean: weak.—n. a thin, weak, pining animal or plant. [A.S. steorfan, to die; Dut. sterven, Ger. sterben, to die.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of starve in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of starve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of starve in a Sentence

  1. Talia Kirkland:

    Im not going to see them starve.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you do not want to work in the heat, you will have to starve in the cold.

  3. Sharuf Khan:

    Brokers told our relatives to send the money and beat us when we were on the phone. They're very bad people, there's little to eat here. Some people starve. Many are sick.

  4. Anna Garlin Spencer:

    No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems.

  5. Caroline Vandergriff/KOKH:

    It made me wonder whether someone stole her for dog fighting and either cut or tried to starve her to make her aggressive, bridget was also found wearing her distinctive pink, floral collar, and her leash, and my phone number was scratched off her tag — maybe the thief got spooked by all the media attention and dumped her on a random road.

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  • مات جوعًاArabic
  • галадацьBelarusian
  • гладувамBulgarian
  • hladovětCzech
  • llwguWelsh
  • verhungern, aushungernGerman
  • nääntyä, näännyttää, nälkiinnyttää, nälkä, [[kuolla]] [[nälkäFinnish
  • svøltaFaroese
  • être affamé, affamer, [[mourir]] de [[faim]]French
  • éheztet, éhenhal, éhezikHungarian
  • 飢えさせる, 餓死, 飢えるJapanese
  • 굶어죽다Korean
  • whakatiki, whakapuangoMāori
  • uithongeren, [[sterven]] [[van]] [[de]] [[honger]], verhongeren, rammelenDutch
  • głodowaćPolish
  • fome, estar, faminto, morrendo, de, esfomear, morrerPortuguese
  • изголодаться, чахнуть, [[умирать]] [[от]] [[голод, голодать, [[морить]] [[голод, проголодатьсяRussian
  • hladovaťSlovak
  • stradatiSlovene
  • utsvulten, svälta, svultenSwedish
  • చప్పిడికూడు, ఆకలిచావు, ఘోరకలిTelugu
  • голодуватиUkrainian

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