Crave vs Appetite - What's the difference?

crave | appetite |


As a verb crave

is to desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.

As a noun appetite is

desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.

crave

English

Verb

(crav)
  • To desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
  • I know I should diet more, but every afternoon I crave a soda so I have one.
  • * Edmund Gurney
  • His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
  • To ask for earnestly.
  • I humbly crave your indulgence to read this letter until the end.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I crave your honour's pardon.
  • * Bible, Mark xv. 43
  • Joseph went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

    Derived terms

    * craving

    Anagrams

    * * ----

    appetite

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Desire for, or relish of, food or drink; hunger.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite . There is something humiliating about it.}}
  • Any strong desire; an eagerness or longing.
  • * (Jeremy Taylor) (1613–1677)
  • If God had given to eagles an appetite to swim.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • To gratify the vulgar appetite for the marvelous.
  • The desire for some personal gratification, either of the body or of the mind.
  • * (Richard Hooker) (1554-1600)
  • The object of appetite is whatsoever sensible good may be wished for; the object of will is that good which reason does lead us to seek.
  • A taste, preference.
  • Quotations

    * 1904 , (Arthur Conan Doyle) in (The Adventure of Black Peter) *: And I return with an excellent appetite . There can be no question, my dear Watson, of the value of exercise before breakfast. But I am prepared to bet that you will not guess the form that my exercise has taken.

    Synonyms

    (checksyns) * craving, longing, desire, appetency, passion

    Derived terms

    () * appetitive * appetizer * appetizing * appetizingly