from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To have a strong, often restless desire.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To crave, want or desire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; -- usually with for or after
- intransitive v. To linger in expectation or with desire.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To long or yearn keenly and with uneasiness; have an uneasy craving: usually followed by after or for.
- To linger with expectation; hang about.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. desire strongly or persistently
Perhaps from Dutch dialectal hankeren; see konk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)