desire noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “desire” - Learner’s Dictionary

desire

noun     /dɪˈzaɪər/
WISH [C, U] B2 a strong feeling that you want something: [+ to do sth] I have no desire to have children. There is a strong desire for peace among the people.Goals and purposesFeelings of desire
SEX [U] a strong feeling of being sexually attracted to someoneSexual attractionAttractive
Translations of “desire”
in Arabic رَغْبة…
in Korean 갈망…
in Malaysian hasrat…
in French désir…
in Turkish emel, istek, arzu…
in Italian desiderio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 渴望, 慾望,渴望,願望…
in Russian (сильное) желание, вожделение…
in Polish pragnienie, pożądanie…
in Vietnamese sự khao khát…
in Spanish deseo…
in Portuguese desejo…
in Thai ความปรารถนา…
in German das Verlangen…
in Catalan desig…
in Japanese (強い)願望…
in Indonesian keinginan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渴望, 欲望,渴望,愿望…
(Definition of desire noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More