Learner's definition of HUNGRY
1 a : suffering because of a lack of food: greatly affected by hunger b : having an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach because you need food: feeling hunger 2 not used before a noun : feeling a strong desire or need for something or to do something
— often used in combination
The prisoners' families were hungry for more information.
They were hungry to learn more.
hungry for success/attention/power
3 always used before a noun : showing hunger or desire 4 : feeling a strong desire and determination to succeed