Pronunciation: (hung'gur),[key] —n. 1. a compelling need or desire for food.
2. the painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food: to collapse from hunger. 3. a shortage of food; famine.
4. a strong or compelling desire or craving: hunger for power. 5. from hunger,Slang.deplorably bad; dreadful: The styles in coats this winter are from hunger.Also,strictly from hunger.
—v.i. 1. to feel hunger; be hungry.
2. to have a strong desire.