What does the word thirst mean?

Usage examples for thirst

  1. They measured the power of the country by their own thirst for action. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  2. So in her great thirst the princess alighted, bent down over the water in the stream and drank, and was not allowed to drink out of the golden cup. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  3. No one had a drop of water to drink, neither did any one know the direction of the well; but, as all were cold and wet through, no person suffered from thirst. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker