TRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: de·sired, de·sir·ing, de·sires
1. To wish or long for; want.
2. To express a wish for; request.
1. A wish or longing.
2. A request or petition.
3. The object of longing: My greatest desire is to go back home.
4. Sexual appetite; passion.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English desiren, from Old French desirer, from Latin dsderre : d-, de- + sdus, sder-, star.
SYNONYMS: desire, covet, crave, want, wish These verbs mean to have a strong longing for: desire peace; coveted the new convertible; craving fame and fortune; wanted a drink of water; got all she wished.
Desire is de+sider, star: to follow your star.