What does covet in the Bible mean?

The Hebrew word translated “covet” is chamad (חמד) which is commonly translated into English as “covet”, “lust”, and “strong desire.” The Hebrew Bible contains a number of warnings and examples of negative consequences for lusting or coveting.

What is the true meaning of covet?

Definition of covet

transitive verb. 1 : to wish for earnestly covet an award. 2 : to desire (what belongs to another) inordinately or culpably The king’s brother coveted the throne. intransitive verb. : to feel inordinate desire for what belongs to another.