hunger hunger  /ˈhəŋ ɡər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
  2. (n) strong desire for something (not food or drink)
  3. (v) feel the need to eat
  4. (v) have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  5. (v) be hungry; go without food

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Iranian protester Farzaneh Dadkhah is helped after collapsing on the sixth day of a hunger strike outside the US embassy in central London.
  2. Unrest over food prices in countries like Haiti is proving again the role of hunger in fomenting revolution.
  3. He refuses a meal and states he is on hunger strike.

News

  1. Bicyclists hit the pavement for hunger

    Bike riders participating in the 100-mile portion of the Great Owyhee Ride Against Hunger left the start line at the Ontario Train Depot early Saturday morning. The ride, which also had a 65-mile, a 5
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Argus Observer

  2. Hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay now number 104

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - For more than three months, the U.S. military has faced off with defiant prisoners on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, strapping down as many as 44 each day to feed them a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal tube to prevent them from starving to death.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald

  3. As hunger strike roils Guantanamo, ex-prisoner talks of his long protest and forced feeding

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — For more than three months, the U.S. military has faced off with defiant prisoners on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, strapping down as many as 43 each day to feed them a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal tube to prevent them from starving to death.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "He's at the top of his form. He's first to the ball every time," coach Vicente del Bosque said. "Villa had that hunger for goal that allowed him to convert."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Vicente del Bosque Source: The Canadian Press

  2. "Without full funding of these emergency requirements, we risk again the specter of widespread hunger, malnutrition, and social unrest on an unprecedented scale," Ban warned.
    on Oct 31, 2006 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Haber 27

  3. "The World Health Organisation now views hunger as the number one threat to public health across the world, responsible for a third of child deaths and 10% of all disease," wrote Mr Brown. "Tackling hunger is a moral challenge to each of us...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

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