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THIRST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thirst mean? 

THIRST (noun)
  The noun THIRST has 2 senses:

1. a physiological need to drink
2. strong desire for something (not food or drink)

  Familiarity information: THIRST used as a noun is rare.


THIRST (verb)
  The verb THIRST has 2 senses:

1. feel the need to drink
2. have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

  Familiarity information: THIRST used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


THIRST (noun)


Sense 1thirst [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A physiological need to drink

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

thirst; thirstiness

Hypernyms ("thirst" is a kind of...):

drive (a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "thirst"):

dehydration (depletion of bodily fluids)

polydipsia (excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction))


Sense 2thirst [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strong desire for something (not food or drink)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

hunger; thirst; hungriness; thirstiness

Context examples:

a thirst for knowledge / hunger for affection

Hypernyms ("thirst" is a kind of...):

desire (an inclination to want things)


THIRST (verb)


Sense 1thirst [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feel the need to drink

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Hypernyms (to "thirst" is one way to...):

ache; hurt; smart (be the source of pain)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2thirst [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

lust; crave; hunger; thirst; starve

Hypernyms (to "thirst" is one way to...):

desire; want (feel or have a desire for; want strongly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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