|1.||a feeling of pain, emptiness, or weakness induced by lack of food|
|2.||an appetite, desire, need, or craving: hunger for a woman|
|3.||to have or cause to have a need or craving for food|
|[Old English hungor; related to Old High German hungar, Old Norse hungr, Gothic hūhrus]|
|—adj (foll by for) , -grier, -griest|
|2.||experiencing pain, weakness, or nausea through lack of food|
|3.||having a craving, desire, or need (for)|
|4.||expressing or appearing to express greed, craving, or desire|
|5.||lacking fertility; poor|
|6.||informal (Austral), (NZ)|
|a. greedy; grasping|
|b. stingy; mean|
|7.||(NZ) (of timber) dry and bare|
hunger hun·ger (hŭng'gər)
A strong desire or need for food.
The discomfort, weakness, or pain caused by a prolonged lack of food.
A strong desire or craving, as for affection.