Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

athirst

[uh-thurst] /əˈθɜrst/
adjective
1.
having a keen desire; eager (often followed by for):
She has long been athirst for European travel.
2.
Archaic. thirsty.
Origin of athirst
1000
before 1000; Middle English athurst, ofthurst, Old English ofthyrst, past participle of ofthyrstan. See a-2, thirst
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for athirst
Historical Examples
  • Yet I trust I am too good a Christian to refuse any man drink that is athirst.

  • The grateful draft reminded her that she had actually been athirst ever since noon.

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
  • At night he could not sleep; his throat was parched; he was athirst.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • See, he yet strives to throw the poison from him; twice have I given him the cup and yet he is athirst.

    Cleopatra H. Rider Haggard
  • On a sultry day in August we struggled, dusty and athirst, into Vienna.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • She was athirst for home, for old scenes and old friends and old emotions.

    Sisters Kathleen Norris
  • Trust me, Sargon, you will be faint and athirst before all is done.

    Sarchedon

    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • We are overcome with long travel, sore hungered and athirst.

    Sarchedon

    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • I drink to my wife; may she never be athirst, the poor darling.

  • He thinks that she is athirst for vengeance for the death of Morold.

British Dictionary definitions for athirst

athirst

/əˈθɜːst/
adjective (postpositive)
1.
(often foll by for) having an eager desire; longing
2.
(archaic) thirsty
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for athirst

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for athirst

10
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for athirst