Associations to the word «Yearn»


YEARN, verb. (intransitive) (construed with for) To long, have a strong desire (for something).
YEARN, verb. (intransitive) (construed with for) To long for something in the past with melancholy, nostalgically
YEARN, verb. (intransitive) To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.
YEARN, verb. (transitive) To pain; to grieve; to vex.
YEARN, verb. (Scotland) To curdle, as milk.

Dictionary definition

YEARN, verb. Desire strongly or persistently.
YEARN, verb. Have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover".
YEARN, verb. Have affection for; feel tenderness for.

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn