Pronunciation: (lust),[key] —n. 1. intense sexual desire or appetite.
2. uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite; lecherousness.
3. a passionate or overmastering desire or craving (usually fol. by for): a lust for power. 4. ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish: an enviable lust for life. 5. Obs. a. pleasure or delight.
b. desire; inclination; wish.
—v.i. 1. to have intense sexual desire.
2. to have a yearning or desire; have a strong or excessive craving (often fol. by for or after).