|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|1.||a craving to drink, accompanied by a feeling of dryness in the mouth and throat|
|2.||an eager longing, craving, or yearning: a thirst for knowledge|
|3.||(intr) to feel a thirst: to thirst for a drink; to thirst after righteousness|
|[Old English thyrstan, from thurst thirst; related to Old Norse thyrsta to thirst, Old High German dursten to thirst, Latin torrēre to parch]|
A sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat related to a need or desire to drink.
The desire or need to drink.