If you covet something, you eagerly desire something that someone else has. If it's 95 degrees out and humid, you may find yourself coveting your neighbor's air conditioner.

If the word covet sounds familiar, you're thinking of the Tenth Commandment: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's." Basically this means you should be happy with your electronic gadgets and not be jealous when a friend gets something better.

Definitions of covet

v wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)

“She covets her sister's house”
drool, salivate
be envious, desirous, eager for, or extremely happy about something
Type of:
begrudge, envy
be envious of; set one's heart on

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