KJV Dictionary Definition: lust


LUST, n.

1. Longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy; as the lust of gain.

My lust shall be satisfied upon them. Ex. 15.

2. Concupiscence; carnal appetite; unlawful desire of carnal pleasure. Romans 1. 2Peter 2.

3. Evil propensity; depraved affections and desires. James 1. Ps. 81.

4. Vigor; active power. Not used.

LUST, v.i.

1. To desire eagerly; to long; with after.

Thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. Deut. 12.

2. To have carnal desire; to desire eagerly the gratification of carnal appetite.

Lust not after her beauty in thy heart. Prov. 6.

Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her,hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matt. 5.

3. To have irregular or inordinate desires.

The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy. James 4.

Lust not after evil things as they also lusted. 1Cor. 10.

4. To list; to like.



1. Having lust, or eager desire of carnal gratification; libidinous; as an intemperate and lustful man.

2. Provoking to sensuality; inciting to lust or exciting carnal desire.

Thence his lustful orgies he enlarged.

3. Vigorous; robust; stout.


LUST'FULNESS, n. The state of having carnal desires; libidinousness.


LUST'ING, ppr. Having eager desire; having carnal appetite.

LUST'ING, n. Eager desire; inordinate desire; desire of carnal gratification.