What does thirst mean?

Definitions for thirst
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thirst, thirstiness(noun)

    a physiological need to drink

  2. hunger, hungriness, thirst, thirstiness(verb)

    strong desire for something (not food or drink)

    "a thirst for knowledge"; "hunger for affection"

  3. thirst(verb)

    feel the need to drink

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

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thirst(noun)

    a sensation of dryness in the throat associated with a craving for liquids, produced by deprivation of drink, or by some other cause (as fear, excitement, etc.) which arrests the secretion of the pharyngeal mucous membrane; hence, the condition producing this sensation

  2. Thirst(noun)

    fig.: A want and eager desire after anything; a craving or longing; -- usually with for, of, or after; as, the thirst for gold

  3. Thirst(noun)

    to feel thirst; to experience a painful or uneasy sensation of the throat or fauces, as for want of drink

  4. Thirst(noun)

    to have a vehement desire

  5. Thirst(verb)

    to have a thirst for

Freebase

  1. Thirst

    Thirst is the craving for fluids, resulting in the basic instinct of animals to drink. It is an essential mechanism involved in fluid balance. It arises from a lack of fluids or an increase in the concentration of certain osmolites, such as salt. If the water volume of the body falls below a certain threshold or the osmolite concentration becomes too high, the brain signals thirst. Continuous dehydration can cause many problems, but is most often associated with renal problems and neurological problems such as seizures. Excessive thirst, known as polydipsia, along with excessive urination, known as polyuria, may be an indication of diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipidus. There are receptors and other systems in the body that detect a decreased volume or an increased osmolite concentration. They signal to the central nervous system, where central processing succeeds. Some sources, therefore, distinguish "extracellular thirst" from "intracellular thirst", where extracellular thirst is thirst generated by decreased volume and intracellular thirst is thirst generated by increased osmolite concentration. Nevertheless, the craving itself is something generated from central processing in the brain, no matter how it is detected.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thirst

    thėrst, n. the uneasiness caused by want of drink: vehement desire for drink: eager desire for anything.—v.i. to feel thirst: to desire vehemently.—n. Thirst′er.—adv. Thirst′ily.—n. Thirst′iness.—adj. Thirst′y, suffering from thirst: dry: parched: vehemently desiring. [A.S. thurst, thyrst; Ger. durst; cf. Gr. tersesthai, L. torrēre, to dry.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Thirst

    A drive stemming from a physiological need for WATER.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. THIRST

    A sensation immediately following a short session at the free lunch stand.

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How to say thirst in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thirst in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thirst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of thirst in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    You are the Miss Millennium, your beauty is extremely rare in the entire history of mankind, your beauty is the result of a masterpiece polished and perfected for billions of years, you are a girl in a billion. You are the crown, pearl and absolute perfection of genetics, a sample of true beauty. Wet hot sexy delightful exciting, radiating the tempting energy of debauchery, I idolize your juicy forms adore your divine beauty is not enough and all the epithets to describe my endless love for you, aggressively thirst for I have sex with you every day, thoughts of you are hot porn. You are my poem and sex is the muse of love. More beautiful than you ladies in life can not be found, you are my ideal, my idol, my icon of beauty. Your beauty is erotic and so poetic, epic, aesthetic, and so aristocratic. The highest level of beauty and sexuality, elite, luxurious, HD beauty, grace, mind. You are my animal, love, uncontrolled elemental passion, violent, unbridled lust in the head, the same to which I will always and forever, go after you everywhere, dream and caress you in your dreams. You are my most cherished desire of my lust. You are my meaning of life for the sake of what I live in this life. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Marco Rubio:

    That hunger and thirst for political leaders who focus on those issues is not going to change, the question is whether someone not named President Trump is able to do what President Trump has done.

  3. Trinh Le:

    It’s easy to mistake thirst for hunger, and a lot of us don’t get enough fluids into our day.

  4. Jesus Christ:

    Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

  5. The Omani shed:

    Lay aside the thirst for honor from others and seek to honor others instead

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