Meaning of “hunger” - Learner’s Dictionary

hunger

noun uk us /ˈhʌŋɡər/
FEELING [ U ]

B1 the feeling you have when you need to eat:

The children were almost crying with hunger by the time we got home.
NOT ENOUGH FOOD [ U ]

B2 the state of not having enough food:

Many of the refugees died of hunger.
WISH [ no plural ]

a strong wish for something:

a hunger for success/knowledge

(Definition of “hunger” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)