Angling vs Hanker - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between angling and hanker
is that angling
is (fishing) while hanker
is to crave, want or desire.
As a noun angling
is a form of fishing, with a rod, line and angle (hook) for recreation or sport.
A form of fishing, with a rod, line and angle (hook) for recreation or sport.
* Thomas Barker
- It is a speciall point to have the sun and moon before you, for the very motion of the rod drives all pleasure from you, either by day or by night; in all your anglings , both with worms and flyes, there must be a great care of that.
* the gentle craft
To crave, want or desire.
*2012 , The Economist, 13 Oct 2012,
- If you hanker for chocolate, you'll like this fudge recipe.
Butlers: Very good, sir
*:[...] the newly rich hanker after old aristocratic glitz.
* Usually used with for, as in the example above; after may also be used.