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Webster 1913 Edition


Lust

Lust

,
Noun.
[AS.
lust
,
lust
, pleasure, longing; akin to OS., D., G., & Sw.
lust
, Dan. & Icel.
lyst
, Goth
lustus
, and perh. tom Skr.
lush
to desire, or to E.
loose
. Cf.
List
to please,
Listless
.]
1.
Pleasure.
[Obs.]
“ Lust and jollity.”
Chaucer.
2.
Inclination; desire.
[Obs.]
For little
lust
had she to talk of aught.
Spenser.
My
lust
to devotion is little.
Bp. Hall.
3.
Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; – in a had sense;
as, the
lust
of gain
.
The
lust
of reigning.
Milton.
4.
Licentious craving; a strong sexual appetite.
Milton.
5.
Hence: Virility; vigor; active power.
[Obs.]
Bacon.

Lust

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Lusted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Lusting
.]
[AS.
lystan
. See
Lust
,
Noun.
, and cf. List to choose.]
1.
To list; to like.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.
“ Do so if thou lust. ”
Latimer.
☞ In earlier usage lust was impersonal.
In the water vessel he it cast
When that him
luste
.
Chaucer.
2.
To have an eager, passionate, and especially an inordinate or sinful desire, as for the gratification of the sexual appetite or of covetousness; – often with
after
.
Whatsoever thy soul
lusteth
after.
Deut. xii. 15.
Whosoever looketh on a woman to
lust
after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Matt. v. 28.
The spirit that dwelleth in us
lusteth
to envy.
James iv. 5.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lust

LUST

, n.
1.
Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; as the lust of gain.
My lust shall be satisfied upon them. Ex. 15.
2.
Concupiscence; carnal appetite; unlawful desire of carnal pleasure. Romans 1. 2Peter 2.
3.
Evil propensity; depraved affections and desires. James 1. Ps. 81.
4.
Vigor; active power. [Not used.]

LUST

, v.i.
1.
To desire eagerly; to long; with after.
Thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. Deut. 12.
2.
To have carnal desire; to desire eagerly the gratification of carnal appetite.
Lust not after her beauty in thy heart. Prov. 6.
Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her,hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matt. 5.
3.
To have irregular or inordinate desires.
The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy. James 4.
Lust not after evil things as they also lusted. 1Cor. 10.
4.
To list; to like.

Definition 2022


Lust

Lust

See also: lust

German

Noun

Lust f (genitive Lust, plural Lüste)

  1. pleasure, joy
  2. desire, wish

Declension

Antonyms

  • Unlust f

Derived terms

lust

lust

See also: Lust

English

Noun

lust (countable and uncountable, plural lusts)

  1. A feeling of strong desire, especially such a feeling driven by sexual arousal.
    Seeing Kim fills me with a passionate lust.
  2. (archaic) A general want or longing, not necessarily sexual.
    The boarders hide their lust to go home.
    • Spenser
      For little lust had she to talk of aught.
    • Bishop Hall
      My lust to devotion is little.
  3. (archaic) A delightful cause of joy, pleasure.
    An ideal son is his father's lasting lust.
  4. (obsolete) virility; vigour; active power
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Verb

lust (third-person singular simple present lusts, present participle lusting, simple past and past participle lusted)

  1. (intransitive, usually in the phrase "lust after") To look at or watch with a strong desire, especially of a sexual nature.
    He was lusting after the woman in the tight leather miniskirt.

Translations

Anagrams


Estonian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlusʲt/

Etymology

From Middle Low German lust. Cognate to German Lust and Finnish lusti

Noun

lust (genitive lusti, partitive lusti)

  1. pleasure, happiness, joy, lust (non-sexual)

Declension


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʏst

Etymology

From Middle Dutch lust, from Old Dutch *lust, from Proto-Germanic *lustuz. Compare West Frisian lust, German Lust, English lust.

Noun

lust c (plural lusten, diminutive lustje n)

  1. lust, desire (especially sexual)
  2. pleasure, joy
    Het was een lust om naar hem te kijken en te luisteren.
    It was a pleasure watching and listening to him.
  3. benefit, advantage

Related terms

Verb

lust

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of lusten
  2. imperative of lusten

Old English

Noun

lust m

  1. desire, pleasure, appetite, lust
    Him wæs metes micel lust: he had a craving for food. (Ælfric's Homilies)

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse losti (late Old Norse lyst), from Middle Low German lust lüst, lyst, from Old Saxon lust, from Proto-Germanic *lustuz.

Pronunciation

Noun

lust c

  1. (uncountable) lust (a mood of desire), joy, a keen interest
    jag har ingen lust att läsa idag
    I don't feel like reading today
  2. a desire (for something specific)

Declension

Inflection of lust 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lust lusten lustar lustarna
Genitive lusts lustens lustars lustarnas

Related terms

  • förlusta
  • förlustelse
  • läslust
  • lusta
  • lustgas
  • lusthus
  • lustig
  • lustjakt
  • lustresa
  • lustspel
  • lysten
  • lystnad
  • söklust