What does the word yearn mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To desire something anxiously; long.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective, noun

  • Yearning.

Usage examples for yearn

  1. With you being on my knees, my bosom began to yearn over you, it did. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. Sallie's conversation yielded, to the discerning, something of the rich essence of the past; and Agatha began to yearn for a better knowledge of the recluse who had been her friend, unknown, through all the years. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  3. She never asks for sympathy or consideration, you understand, but she makes every woman, and man, too, judging by that rich cripple, Mr. Boswell, yearn over her. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock