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  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Sinful longing; the inward sin which leads to the falling away from God (Romans 1:21). "Lust, the origin of sin, has its place in the heart, not of necessity, but because it is the centre of all moral forces and impulses and of spiritual activity." In Mark 4:19 "lusts" are objects of desire.

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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUST, noun

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

My lust shall be satisfied upon them. Exodus 15:9.

2. Concupiscence; carnal appetite; unlawful desire of carnal pleasure. Romans 1:27. 2 Peter 2:10.

3. Evil propensity; depraved affections and desires. James 1:14. Psalms 81:12.

4. Vigor; active power. [Not used.]

LUST, verb intransitive

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

Thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. Deuteronomy 12:15.

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

LUST not after her beauty in thy heart. Proverbs 6:25.

Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:28.

3. To have irregular or inordinate desires.

The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy. James 4:2.

LUST not after evil things as they also lusted. 1 Corinthians 10:6.

4. To list; to like.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUS'TER, noun [Latin lustrum, lustro to purify.]

1. Brightness; splendor; gloss; as the luster of the sun or stars; the luster of silk.

The sun's mild luster warms the vital air.

2. The splendor of birth, of deeds or of fame; renown; distinction.

His ancestors continued about four hundred years, rather without obscurity than with any great share of luster

3. A sconce with lights; a branched candlestick of glass.

4. The space of five years. [Latin lustrum.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUST'FUL, adjective

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUST'FULLY, ad. With concupiscence or carnal desire.

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

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUST'IHOOD, noun [lusty and hood.] Vigor of body. obsolete

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LUST'ILY, adverb With vigor of body; stoutly; with vigorous exertion.

I determine to fight lustily for him.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUST'INESS, noun Vigor of body; stoutness; strength; robustness; sturdiness.

Cappadocian slaves were famous for their lustiness

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUST'ING, participle present tense Having eager desire; having carnal appetite.

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

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUST'LESS, adjective

1. Listless; not willing. obsolete

2. Not vigorous.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUS'TRAL, adjective [Latin lustralis, from lustro, to purify.]

1. Used in purification; as lustral water; lustral waves.

2. Pertaining to purification; as lustral days.

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LUS'TRATE, verb transitive [Latin lustro, to cleanse. See Luster.]

1. To make clear or pure; to purify. [See Illustrate.]

2. To view; to survey.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The act or operation of making clear or pure; a cleansing or purifying by water.

And holy water for lustration bring.

2. In antiquity, the sacrifices or ceremonies by which cities, fields, armies or people defiled by crimes, were purified.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUS'TRICAL, adjective Pertaining to purification.

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LUS'TRING, noun A species of glossy silk cloth. [Corruptly written and pronounced lutestring.]

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LUS'TROUS, adjective Bright; shining; luminous.

Good sparks and lustrous

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LUS'TRUM, noun In ancient Rome, the space of five years.

LUST'-STAINED, adjective Defiled by lust.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUST'WORT, noun [lust and wort.] A plant of the genus Drosera.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LUST'Y, adjective [from lust.]

1. Stout; vigorous; robust; healthful; able of body. this is the correct sense of the word, comprehending full health and strength; as a lusty youth. But it is now used in the sense of,

2. Bulky; large; of great size. This sense does not always include that of vigor.

3. Handsome; pleasant; saucy. obsolete

4. Copious; plentiful; as a lusty draught.

5. Pregnant; a colloquial use.