hanker, long, yearn(verb)
desire strongly or persistently
ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish(verb)
have a desire for something or someone who is not present
"She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
have affection for; feel tenderness for
To long, have a strong desire (for something).
To long back with melancholy, nostalgically
Origin: From giernan, from girnijanan.
to pain; to grieve; to vex
to be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn
to curdle, as milk
to be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager
Origin: [See Yearnings.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yėrn, v.i. to feel earnest desire: to feel uneasiness, as from longing or pity.—n. Yearn′ing, earnest desire, tenderness, or pity.—adj. longing.—adv. Yearn′ingly. [A.S. giernan, giernian, to desire—georn, desirous, eager; cf. Ger. begehren. to long for.]
yėrn, v.i. and v.t. (Shak.) to grieve. [M. E. ermen—A.S. yrman, to vex—earm, poor.]
yėrn, v.t. (Spens.) to earn.
yėrn, v.i. to curdle, as milk—also Earn.—n. Yearn′ing, rennet.
aryne, Rayne, Yaren, yarne
The numerical value of yearn in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of yearn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I love those who yearn for the impossible.
If you give away what you have, you will not yearn for what you see.
I'm always looking for my place in life and always yearn away to somewhere else, some other time.
Life is a series of collisions with the future it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
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Translations for yearn
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- vermissen, sich sehnen, verlangenGerman
- λαχταρώ, επιθυμώGreek
- anhelar, ansiar, desearSpanish
- kaivata, haikaillaFinnish
- sóvárog, vágyódikHungarian
- 切望する, 憧れる, 恋い慕うJapanese
- zuchten, smachten, verlangenDutch
- жаждать, стремиться, скучать, тосковатьRussian
- žúdeti, жу́дети, čȅznuti, че̏знути, жу́дјети, žúdjetiSerbo-Croatian
- längta tillbaka till, längta efter, längta tillSwedish
- özlemek, hislenmekTurkish
- khao khátVietnamese
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