desired


desired

adjective

  1. yearned or wished for; coveted.
  2. deemed correct or proper; selected; required: The chef added stock until the sauce reached the desired consistency.

verb (used with object), de·sired, de·sir·ing.

  1. to wish or long for; crave; want.
  2. to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request: The mayor desires your presence at the next meeting.

noun

  1. a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment: a desire for fame.
  2. an expressed wish; request.
  3. something desired.
  4. sexual appetite or a sexual urge.

verb (tr)

  1. to wish or long for; crave; want
  2. to express a wish or make a request for; ask for

noun

  1. a wish or longing; craving
  2. an expressed wish; request
  3. sexual appetite; lust
  4. a person or thing that is desired
n.

c.1300, from Old French desir, from desirer (see desire (v.)); sense of “lust” is first recorded mid-14c.

v.

early 13c., from Old French desirrer (12c.) “wish, desire, long for,” from Latin desiderare “long for, wish for; demand, expect,” original sense perhaps “await what the stars will bring,” from the phrase de sidere “from the stars,” from sidus (genitive sideris) “heavenly body, star, constellation” (but see consider). Related: Desired; desiring.

see leave a lot to be desired.

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