Pronunciation: (en'vē), [key]
—n., pl. -vies,
—v., -vied, -vy•ing.
1. a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.
2. an object of envious feeling: Her intelligence made her the envy of her classmates.
3. Obs.ill will.
to regard with envy; be envious of: He envies her the position she has achieved in her profession.
Obs.to be affected with envy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.