appetite

  • 1 Appetite — • A tendency, an inclination, or direction Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Appetite     Appetite     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Appetite — Ap pe*tite, n. [OE. appetit, F. app[ e]tit, fr. L. appetitus, fr. appetere to strive after, long for; ad + petere to seek. See {Petition}, and cf. {Appetence}.] 1. The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 appetite — (n.) c.1300, craving for food, from Anglo Fr. appetit, O.Fr. apetit (13c.) appetite, desire, eagerness, from L. appetitus appetite, lit. desire toward, from appetitus, pp. of appetere to long for, desire; strive for, grasp at, from ad to (see AD… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 appetite — ► NOUN 1) a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food. 2) a liking or inclination: my appetite for study had gone. DERIVATIVES appetitive adjective. ORIGIN Latin appetitus desire for , from appetere seek after …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 appetite — [ap′ə tīt΄] n. [OFr apetit < L appetitus, eager desire for < appetere, to strive after < ad , to + petere, desire: see FEATHER] 1. a desire to satisfy some craving of the body; specif., a desire for food, or, sometimes, a desire for some …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 appetite — index desire, penchant, predilection, predisposition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 appetite — *desire, lust, passion, urge Analogous words: hungering or hunger, thirsting or thirst, yearning, longing (see LONG vb): craving, wishing, coveting (see DESIRE vb): impulse, spring, *motive: *cupidity, greed Contrasted words: abnegation, self… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 appetite — [n] desire for food, worldly goods appetence, appetency, appetition, big eyes*, craving, demand, fondness, gluttony, greed, hankering, hunger, inclination, itch*, liking, longing, lust, passion, penchant, proclivity, propensity, ravenousness,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 appetite — noun 1 desire for food ADJECTIVE ▪ big, enormous, gargantuan, good, healthy, hearty, huge, insatiable, large, ravenous …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 Appetite — The appetite is the desire to eat food, felt as hunger. Appetite exists in all higher lifeforms, and serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs. It is regulated by a close interplay between the digestive tract, adipose… …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 appetite — /ap i tuyt /, n. 1. a desire for food or drink: I have no appetite for lunch today. 2. a desire to satisfy any bodily need or craving. 3. a desire or liking for something; fondness; taste: an appetite for power; an appetite for pleasure. [1275… …

    Universalium

  • 12 appetite */*/ — UK [ˈæpətaɪt] / US [ˈæpəˌtaɪt] noun Word forms appetite : singular appetite plural appetites 1) [countable/uncountable] the natural feeling of wanting to eat a child with a healthy appetite The symptoms include fever and loss of appetite. All… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 appetite — noun 1 (U) a desire for food: a healthy appetite | lose your appetite: She has completely lost her appetite since the operation. | have a huge/big/voracious appetite (=have the ability to eat a lot of food) | spoil/ruin your appetite (=eat before …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 appetite — ap|pe|tite [ˈæpıtaıt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: apetit, from Latin, past participle of appetere to try to get , from ad to + petere to look for ] 1.) [C usually singular, U] a desire for food ▪ All that walking has given me an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 appetite — ap|pe|tite [ æpə,taıt ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount the natural feeling of wanting to eat: a chubby baby with a good, healthy appetite The symptoms include fever and loss of appetite. All that fresh air and exercise has given me an appetite.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 appetite — n. 1) to whet one s; to work up an appetite 2) to satisfy one s appetite 3) to curb; spoil, take away one s appetite 4) a good, healthy, hearty, ravenous, voracious; insatiable appetite 5) an appetite for * * * [ æpɪtaɪt] healthy hearty… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 appetite — 01. I didn t have much [appetite] when I was sick, but now that I m feeling better, I m starving. 02. My son does a lot of sports, so he has quite an [appetite]. He can empty our fridge in a single meal! 03. The meal the children made didn t look …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 appetite — [[t]æ̱pɪtaɪt[/t]] appetites 1) N VAR Your appetite is your desire to eat. He has a healthy appetite... Symptoms are a slight fever, headache and loss of appetite. 2) N COUNT: oft N for n Someone s appetite for something is their strong desire for …

    English dictionary

  • 19 appetite*/ — [ˈæpəˌtaɪt] noun [C] 1) the natural feeling of wanting to eat a child with a healthy appetite[/ex] Don t have any more chocolate – you ll spoil your appetite (= make you want to eat less at the next meal).[/ex] 2) a feeling of wanting something… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 appetite — /ˈæpətaɪt / (say apuhtuyt) noun 1. a desire for food or drink: to work up an appetite. 2. a desire to supply any bodily want or craving: the natural appetites. 3. an innate or acquired demand or propensity to satisfy a want: an appetite for… …

    Australian English dictionary


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