verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of covet
Examples from the Web for covet
The label has gained an especially impressive footing in markets that covet its strong American appeal.Farmwear Label, Pointer Brand, Hits High Fashion Note|Misty White Sidell|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I ask if he thinks Christie should run for president, an office that McGreevey himself was once widely assumed to covet.Jim McGreevey Says He’s Given Up Politics, Embraced a Simpler Life|Lloyd Grove|January 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They are not merely trying to stir up desire—to covet, to shop, to consume.Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, and Comme des Garçons|Robin Givhan|March 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They have no legal liability for what happens in Chinese factories that covet its manufacturing business.Boycott Apple? The Moral Dilemma After Abuse Reports From China|Thane Rosenbaum|January 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But for most who of those want to be a CEO or covet an IPO, getting a BA or BS is mandatory.
He began to covet this girl mightily, even while he told himself that he was a fool for his pains.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
But I will admit that I have, in a few instances, felt inclined to covet my neighbor's child.Ilka on the Hill-Top and Other Stories|Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
To see a cloth was to covet it, and it was not long before Ezekiel Bailey had a considerable business.
St. Paul indicates one he found when he says: "I had not known coveting, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet."The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
But now, now that this was altered, was there good cause why he should not covet her now?The Bertrams|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for covet
verb -vets, -veting or -veted (tr)
Word Origin for covet
Word Origin and History for covet
mid-13c., from Old French coveitier "covet, desire, lust after" (12c., Modern French convoiter, influenced by con- words), probably ultimately from Latin cupiditas "passionate desire, eagerness, ambition," from cupidus "very desirous," from cupere "long for, desire" (see cupidity). Related: Coveted; coveting.