ETYM as. lust, lust, pleasure, longing; akin to os., Dutch, German, and Swed. lust, Dan. and Icel. lyst, Goth lustus, and perh. tom Skr. lush to desire, or to Eng. loose. Related to List to please, Listless.
Self-indulgent sexual desire (personified as one of the deadly sins); SYN. luxuria.
1. To desire strongly.
2. To have an eager, passionate, or sinful desire.