Definition of Crave

1. Verb. Have a craving, appetite, or great desire for. "They crave more bread"

Exact synonyms: Hunger, Lust, Starve, Thirst
Generic synonyms: Desire, Want
Derivative terms: Craving, Hunger, Lust, Lust, Thirst



2. Verb. Plead or ask for earnestly.
Generic synonyms: Beg, Implore, Pray

Definition of Crave

1. v. t. To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore.

2. v. i. To desire strongly; to feel an insatiable longing; as, a craving appetite.

Definition of Crave

1. Verb. (transitive) To want strongly as to satisfy an appetite. To long for, to yearn. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) Ask earnestly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crave

1. to desire greatly [v CRAVED, CRAVING, CRAVES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crave

crating
craton
cratonic
cratons
cratur
craturs
craunch
craunched
craunches
craunching
cravat
cravat bandage
cravats
cravatted
crave (current term)
craved
craven
cravened
cravening
cravenly
cravenness
cravennesses
cravens
craver
cravers
craves
cravest
craveth
craving

Literary usage of Crave

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"YEARN, crave, LONG. Yearn, crave, and long, as verbs, all mean to desire intensely, but the qua'ity of the desire differs. ..."

2. The Practice of the Law in All Its Departments: With a View of Rights by Joseph Chitty (1833)
"First, These accountants crave to be allowed the sum of eighty-three ^ expenses attending the funeral uf the said deceased ' pounds one shilling, ..."

3. Commentaries on the Law in Shakespeare: With Explanations of the Legal Terms by Edward Joseph White (1911)
"My deed's upon my head; I crave the law, The penalty and forfeit of my bond."1 Commenting on the tragic expression, as one who deeply felt his wounded legal ..."

4. The Confirmation of Executors in Scotland, According to the Practice in the by James Geddes Currie (1884)
"... make oath thereto, and record the same in said Court Books, and also to crave confirmation thereof in my favour as executor foresaid. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"It was in the year Margaret was one of those natures who crave affection. When about seventeen years of age she made the acquaintance of a young cavalier, ..."

6. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"YEARN, crave, LONG. Yearn, crave, and long, as verbs, all mean to desire intensely, but the qua'ity of the desire differs. ..."

7. The Practice of the Law in All Its Departments: With a View of Rights by Joseph Chitty (1833)
"First, These accountants crave to be allowed the sum of eighty-three ^ expenses attending the funeral uf the said deceased ' pounds one shilling, ..."

8. Commentaries on the Law in Shakespeare: With Explanations of the Legal Terms by Edward Joseph White (1911)
"My deed's upon my head; I crave the law, The penalty and forfeit of my bond."1 Commenting on the tragic expression, as one who deeply felt his wounded legal ..."

9. The Confirmation of Executors in Scotland, According to the Practice in the by James Geddes Currie (1884)
"... make oath thereto, and record the same in said Court Books, and also to crave confirmation thereof in my favour as executor foresaid. ..."

10. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"It was in the year Margaret was one of those natures who crave affection. When about seventeen years of age she made the acquaintance of a young cavalier, ..."

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