covet

  • 1 Covet — Cov et (k?v ?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Covered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coveting}.] [OF. coveitier, covoitier, F. convoiter, from a derivative fr. L. cupere to desire; cf. Skr. kup to become excited. Cf. {Cupidity}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To wish for with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 covet — 1 Covet, envy, grudge, begrudge though not closely synonymous all carry the implication of a selfish desire to have something for one s own enjoyment or possession. To covet (for fuller treatment see DESIRE) is to long inordinately for something… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 covet — mid 13c., from O.Fr. coveitier (12c., Mod.Fr. convoiter) covet, desire, lust after, influenced by con words), probably ultimately from L. cupiditas passionate desire, eagerness, ambition, from cupidus very desirous, from cupere long for, desire… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Covet — Cov et, v. i. To have or indulge inordinate desire. [1913 Webster] Which [money] while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith. 1 Tim. vi. 10. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 covet — index desire, pursue (strive to gain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 covet — [v] desire strongly aspire to, begrudge, choose, crave, desiderate, envy, fancy, hanker for*, have eye on*, have hots for*, itch for*, long for, lust after, spoil for, thirst for, want, wish for, yearn for, yen for*; concept 20 Ant. abjure, be… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 covet — ► VERB (coveted, coveting) ▪ yearn to possess (something belonging to someone else). DERIVATIVES covetable adjective. ORIGIN Old French cuveitier, from Latin cupiditas cupidity …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 covet — [kuv′it] vt., vi. [ME coveiten < OFr coveitier < LL * cupiditare < L cupiditas: see CUPIDITY] to want ardently (esp., something that another person has); long for with envy SYN. ENVY coveter n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Covet — Église Santa Maria de Covet Église Santa Maria de Covet Vue générale de l édifice Nom local Església de Santa Maria de Covet …

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  • 10 Covet — Monique Covet (* 14. Juli 1976 in Ungarn; eigentlich Monika Cancellieri, nach anderen Quellen Monika Visi) ist eine ungarische Pornodarstellerin. Sie ist seit 1995 als Darstellerin in der Porno Branche tätig. Im Alter von 16 Jahren arbeitete… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 11 Covet — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Covet (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on covet instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/covet …

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  • 12 covet — See envy, covet, desire. See envy, covet, desire …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 13 covet — UK [ˈkʌvət] / US verb [transitive] Word forms covet : present tense I/you/we/they covet he/she/it covets present participle coveting past tense coveted past participle coveted formal to very much want something that someone else has …

    English dictionary

  • 14 covet — verb Etymology: Middle English coveiten, from Anglo French coveiter, from Vulgar Latin *cupidietare, from Latin cupiditat , cupiditas desire, from cupidus desirous, from cupere to desire Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to wish for earnestly …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 covet — covetable, adj. coveter, n. covetingly, adv. /kuv it/, v.t. 1. to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another s property. 2. to wish for, esp. eagerly: He won the prize they all coveted. v.i.… …

    Universalium

  • 16 Covet — This surname recorded as Couve, Couves, Couvet, Couvert, Covert and Covet, is of French origins. As a refugee (Huguenot) surname it was introduced into England at the end of the 17th Century, by people fleeing the religious persecution that was… …

    Surnames reference

  • 17 covet — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. desire, long for, crave, want, envy. See jealousy. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. deSire, envy, wish for; see envy , want 1 . See Synonym Study at envy . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 covet — [13] Covetousness and cupidity are very closely related, etymologically as well as semantically. Covet comes via Old French coveitier from Vulgar Latin *cupiditāre, a verb derived from the Latin noun cupiditās (from which English gets cupidity).… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 covet — [[t]kʌ̱vɪt[/t]] covets, coveting, coveted VERB If you covet something, you strongly want to have it for yourself. [FORMAL] [V n] She coveted his job so openly that conversations between them were tense. Syn: desire …

    English dictionary

  • 20 covet — verb even with all they have, they covet the wealth of others Syn: desire, yearn for, crave, have one s heart set on, want, wish for, long for, hanker after/for, hunger after/for, thirst for …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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