verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- covert action,
- covert cloth,
- covert coat,
- covert sensitization,
Origin of covet
Examples from the Web for covetable
The bags themselves were covetable items as ever, relying on highest-quality material: ostrich and crocodile.Anya Hindmarch and Stella McCartney Close London Fashion Week|Tom Sykes|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On Tuesday morning, J. Crew presented editors with a covetable fall 2013 collection.
From the hottest new sneakers with a sweet note to covetable lingerie, see our highlights.7 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts Your Valentine Would Actually Want|Misty White Sidell|February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Competition was eager to secure this covetable literary memorial, which may one day become historical; it was knocked down at 25l.Thackerayana|William Makepeace Thackeray
They are scarcely so charming as the all needlework pictures, but still are delightful and covetable articles.Chats on Old Lace and Needlework|Emily Leigh Lowes
verb -vets, -veting or -veted (tr)
Word Origin 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.