n.1.An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food.
2.Any strong eager desire.
O sacred hunger of ambitious minds!
- Spenser.
For hunger of my gold I die.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger.
[imp. & p. p. Hungered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hungering.]
2.To have an eager desire; to long.
v. t.1.To make hungry; to famish.
Noun1.hunger - a physiological need for food; the consequence of foood deprivation
Synonyms: hungriness
2.hunger - strong desire for something (not food or drink); "a thirst for knowledge"; "hunger for affection"
Synonyms: thirst
Verb1.hunger - feel the need to eat
2.hunger - have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
Synonyms: crave, lust, thirst, starve
3.hunger - be hungry; go without food; "Let's eat--I'm starving!"
Synonyms: famish, starve

HUNGER. The desire for taking food. Hunger is no excuse for larceny. 1 Hale, P. C. 54; 4 Bl. Com. 31. But it is a matter which applies itself strongly to the consciences of the judges in mitigation of the punishment.
     2. When a person has died, and it is suspected he has been starved to death, an examination of his body ought to be made, to ascertain whether or not he died of hunger. The signs which usually attend death from hunger are the following: The body is much emaciated, and a foetid, acrid odor exhales from it, although death may have been very recent. The eyes are red and open, which is not usual in other causes of death. The tongue and throat are dry, even to aridity, and the stomach and intestines are contracted and empty. The gall bladder is pressed with bile, and this fluid is found scattered over the stomach and intestines, so as to tinge them very extensively. The lungs are withered, but all the other organs are generally in a healthy state. The blood vessels are usually empty. Foder‚, tom. ii. p. 276, tom. iii. p. 231; 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 52; see Eunom. Dial. 2, Sec. 47, p. 142, and the note at p. 384.

To dream that you are hungry, signifies a feeling of unfulfilment in some area of your life. You may be starving for recognition, power, sex, wealth, or fame. You are longing to achieve something that you have desired for awhile. Or this dream may simply be that you are really feeling hungry and it is being manifested in your dream.ache, an universal wolf, appetence, appetency, appetite, appetition, aspire after, be ravenous, break bread, canine appetite, cannibalism, carnivorism, carnivority, carnivorousness, chewing, consumption, count calories, covet, coveting, crave, crave after, craving, crawl after, cropping, cupidity, deglutition, devouring, devourment, diet, dieting, dining, drought, dryness, eat, eating, emptiness, empty stomach, epulation, eye hungrily, fall to, famine, fare, feasting, feed, feeding, feel hungry, gluttony, gobbling, grazing, hanker, hanker after, hankering, have a tapeworm, herbivorism, herbivority, herbivorousness, hollow hunger, hunger after, hunger for, hungriness, ingestion, itch, itching, licking, lust, lust after, manducation, mania, mastication, messing, munching, nibbling, nutrition, omnivorism, omnivorousness, omophagy, pant after, pantophagy, partake, partake of, pasture, pasturing, pecking, pine, pitch in, polydipsia, prurience, pruriency, raven, ravenousness, regalement, relish, relishing, rumination, run mad after, savor, savoring, sexual desire, sigh, starvation, starve, sweet tooth, take, tapeworm, taste, tasting, thirst, thirst after, thirst for, thirstiness, torment of Tantalus, vegetarianism, voraciousness, voracity, want, wolfing, yearn, yearning, yen
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