- cravat bandage,
Origin of craving
verb (used with object), craved, crav·ing.
verb (used without object), craved, crav·ing.
Origin of crave
Examples from the Web for craving
They were tired of the fare at restaurants catering to tourists and were craving something a bit more authentic.
High off success with their Fantasy Football league, the group was craving even more competition.Fans of ‘The Bachelor’ Embrace Brackets, Bookies, and Buy-ins in Online Betting Pools|Nina Strochlic|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Craving a change of scenery, I decide to leave the InStyle/Warner Bros. party.Partying With the Golden Globes Stars: Taylor Swift Cuts a Rug, Ben Affleck Holds Court, and More|Marlow Stern|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So here Obama is, craving security and adulation, but being denied both.
That craving, LaCava realizes by the end of her story, set in 2009-10, doubles as a kind of control.Objectively Speaking: Stephanie LaCava’s ‘An Extraordinary Theory of Objects’|Lauren Elkin|December 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The craving for wealth was in their hearts, rendering them blind to everything else.My Strangest Case|Guy Boothby
Men drink because they have a sinking feeling; good food satisfies that craving permanently.
But, craving thy pardon, approach, and see what the infidels have done here.The Fair God|Lew Wallace
For he was fond of notoriety, had a craving for publicity, and was happiest when a multitude applauded.Recollections and Impressions|Octavius Brooks Frothingham
It arose from the craving that now and again visits every soul to get to the heart of all mystery.
Word Origin for crave
Old English crafian "ask, implore, demand by right," from North Germanic *krabojan (cf. Old Norse krefja "to demand," Danish kræve, Swedish kräva); perhaps related to craft in its base sense of "power." Current sense "to long for" is c.1400, probably through intermediate meaning "to ask very earnestly" (c.1300). Related: Craved; craving.