- to wish or long for; crave; want.
- to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request: The mayor desires your presence at the next meeting.
- a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment: a desire for fame.
- an expressed wish; request.
- something desired.
- sexual appetite or a sexual urge.
Origin of desire
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Examples from the Web for desirer
The law operates to bring together the desirer and the object that aroused the desire.Elementary Theosophy
L. W. Rogers
The flesh or sensitive part is the first desirer, though it be sin no further than it is voluntary.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)
He is often a desirer of learning, which once arrived at, proves his strongest armour.
- to wish or long for; crave; want
- to express a wish or make a request for; ask for
- a wish or longing; craving
- an expressed wish; request
- sexual appetite; lust
- a person or thing that is desired
Word Origin and History for desirer
c.1300, from Old French desir, from desirer (see desire (v.)); sense of "lust" is first recorded mid-14c.
early 13c., from Old French desirrer (12c.) "wish, desire, long for," from Latin desiderare "long for, wish for; demand, expect," original sense perhaps "await what the stars will bring," from the phrase de sidere "from the stars," from sidus (genitive sideris) "heavenly body, star, constellation" (but see consider). Related: Desired; desiring.