thirst
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thirst(
thuhrst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (desire to drink)
a. la sed
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(strong desire)
a. el ansia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. las ansias
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to desire; used with "for")
c. estar sediento de
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
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thirst
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la sed
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
the thirst for knowledgela sed de conocimientos
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (for knowledge, revenge)
a. tener sed
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thirst [θɜːst]
noun
sed (f)
to have a thirst for sth tener sed or ansias de algo
to have a thirst for revenge/blood/excitement
the thirst for knowledge la sed or el afán de saber; I've got a real thirst (on me) ¡me muero de sed! (informal)
intransitive verb
to thirst after or for sth tener sed or ansias de algo; estar sediento de algo (literary)
to thirst for revenge/blood/excitement he has always thirsted after money
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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