Meaning of LUST in English


I. ˈləst noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German lust pleasure and perhaps to Latin lascivus wanton

Date: before 12th century

1. obsolete

a. : pleasure , delight

b. : personal inclination : wish

2. : usually intense or unbridled sexual desire : lasciviousness


a. : an intense longing : craving

a lust to succeed

b. : enthusiasm , eagerness

admired his lust for life

II. intransitive verb

Date: 12th century

: to have an intense desire or need : crave ; specifically : to have a sexual urge

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.