verb (used with object), de·sired, de·sir·ing.
- desire under the elms,
Origin of desire
Examples from the Web for desire
Obviously, not all the original cast can come back or even have the desire.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Like many I spoke to, Williams seemed to desire a reorientation of policing, rather than just a reduction.
This is a testament to the fundamental human—and American—desire to combine place and possibility.
But I have no desire to go on casting calls or any of that stuff.Anastasia Ashley, Surfer-Cum-Model, Rides The Viral Internet Wave|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We have always had every desire to let the American public see this movie,” Lynton said.Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When she saw him, he pleased her; she had a desire to attract him, to see him often.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France
That harsh call to return rang in their hearts by day and by night, awakening home-sickness and desire.The Outrage|Annie Vivanti
If you desire to avoid observation you can remain here until it grows darker, and then you can walk up to the mansion.A Bicycle of Cathay|Frank R. Stockton
Otter-heart now wished that the other axe might break, and again his desire was fulfilled.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
I don't know a better lad in the world, and I desire to bespeak your good will for him.VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea|David Christie Murray
Word Origin for desire
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.
c.1300, from Old French desir, from desirer (see desire (v.)); sense of "lust" is first recorded mid-14c.
see leave a lot to be desired.