- n. 欲望；要求，心愿；性欲
- vt. 想要；要求；希望得到…
- vi. 渴望
- n. (Desire)人名；(刚(布)、英)德西雷
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来自法语，来自拉丁语de sidere, 星星，星辰，词源同consider, sidereal. 来自古代的占星术，通过星辰移位来推测人世变迁，期望星辰按理想的状态运行，引申词义渴望。参照disaster.
- desire:  The underlying etymological meaning of desire is something of a mystery. Like consider, it comes ultimately from a base related to Latin sīdus ‘star’, but the links in the semantic chain that would lead us back from ‘desire’ to ‘star’ have not all been successfully reconstructed. It does at least seem, though, that before the word denoted ‘wanting’, it signified ‘lack’. English acquired it via Old French desirer, but has also gone back directly to the past participle of Latin dēsīderāre for desideratum ‘something desirable’ .
=> consider, sidereal
- desire (v.)
- early 13c., from Old French desirrer (12c.) "wish, desire, long for," from Latin desiderare "long for, wish for; demand, expect," original sense perhaps "await what the stars will bring," from the phrase de sidere "from the stars," from sidus (genitive sideris) "heavenly body, star, constellation" (but see consider). Related: Desired; desiring.
- desire (n.)
- c. 1300, from Old French desir, from desirer (see desire (v.)); sense of "lust" is first recorded mid-14c.
- 1. The desire to be a mother may creep up on you unexpectedly.
- 2. She confessed to her parents her desire to act.
- 3. I had a strong desire to help and care for people.
- 4. The sight of him entering a room could flood her with desire.
- 5. He was extremely devious in his efforts to achieve his heart's desire.
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