Gourmand vs Crave - What's the difference?

gourmand | crave |


As a noun gourmand

is a person given to excess in the consumption of food and drink; a greedy or ravenous eater.

As a verb crave is

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

gourmand

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Alternative forms

* gormand

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person given to excess in the consumption of food and drink; a greedy or ravenous eater.
  • *(Ben Jonson) (1572-1637)
  • *:That great gourmand , fat Apicius
  • *
  • *:The colonel and his sponsor made a queer contrast: Greystone [the sponsor] long and stringy, with a face that seemed as if a cold wind was eternally playing on it. […] But there was not a more lascivious reprobate and gourmand in all London than this same Greystone.
  • A person who appreciates good food.
  • Synonyms

    * (person given to excess consumption) glutton, trencherman, see also * (person who appreciates food) chowhound, gastronaut, gourmet * (person with a special interest or knowledge of food) foodie

    Derived terms

    * gourmandism

    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

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