Appetite

Definition of Appetite

Ap´pe`tite
n.1.The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.
The object of appetite it whatsoever sensible good may be wished for; the object of will is that good which reason does lead us to seek.
- Hooker.
2.Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.
Men must have appetite before they will eat.
- Buckle.
3.Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.
It God had given to eagles an appetite to swim.
- Jer. Taylor.
To gratify the vulgar appetite for the marvelous.
- Macaulay.
4.Tendency; appetency.
In all bodies there as an appetite of union.
- Bacon.
5.The thing desired.
Power being the natural appetite of princes.
- Swift.

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