Definition of longing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

longing

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈlɔŋɪŋ//
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
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a strong feeling of wanting something or someone longing (for somebody/something) a longing for home longing (to do something) She was filled with longing to hear his voice again. romantic longings
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