having a keen desire; eager (often followed by for):
She has long been athirst for European travel.
“And from those tinkling springs for whose water I already am athirst,” added Bradford.
Standish of Standish Jane G. Austin
See, he yet strives to throw the poison from him; twice have I given him the cup and yet he is athirst.
Cleopatra H. Rider Haggard
athirst for glory, thou wouldst rush on death, And for thy country’s sake wouldst greatly perish.
The Inflexible Captive Hannah More
Yet I trust I am too good a Christian to refuse any man drink that is athirst.
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle
If eulogiums did not seem to him duly bestowed, his soul, athirst for justice and truth, repelled them indignantly.
My Recollections of Lord Byron Teresa Guiccioli
On a sultry day in August we struggled, dusty and athirst, into Vienna.
A Tramp’s Wallet William Duthie
The horn she raised to her lips, athirst,The innocent heart in her bosom burst.
A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow Thomas J. Wise
We are overcome with long travel, sore hungered and athirst.
Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
He was athirst for vengeance, as he had shown me, and determined that neither I nor Gambara should escape.
The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
I drink to my wife; may she never be athirst, the poor darling.
The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2) Charles de Coster
(often foll by for) having an eager desire; longing
athl. athlete athletic athletics
a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill. Contemporary Examples Richard Ben Cramer explores the abduction of Olympic athlete Kari Swenson and the indefatigable sheriff who hunted her abductor. The Ballad of Johnny France Richard Ben Cramer […]
- Athlete’s foot
a contagious disease, caused by a fungus that thrives on moist surfaces; ringworm of the feet. noun a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the soles Technical name tinea pedis athlete’s foot ath·lete’s foot (āth’lēts) n. A contagious fungal skin infection caused by a species of Trichophyton […]
- Athlete’s heart
nonpathological enlargement of the heart resulting from intensive aerobic exercise.