Definition of hungry
3 : not rich or fertile : barren a hungry soil
hungrilyplay \ˈhəŋ-grə-lē\ adverb
hungrinessplay \ˈhəŋ-grē-nəs\ noun
Examples of hungry in a sentence
There are millions of hungry people throughout the world.
That girl is always hungry.
The prisoners' families were hungry for more information.
They were hungry to learn more.
Origin and Etymology of hungry
Middle English, from Old English hungrig; akin to Old English hungor
First Known Use: before 12th century
HUNGRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hungry for English Language Learners
: suffering because of a lack of food : greatly affected by hunger
: having an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach because you need food : feeling hunger
: feeling a strong desire or need for something or to do something
HUNGRY Defined for Kids
Definition of hungry for Students
1 : feeling or showing hunger
2 : having a strong desire She was hungry for power.
Seen and Heard
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