Desire can refer to

1. preference, on which microeconomic theory is based;
2. a thought that leads to an action;
3. the concept in Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, related to the Oedipus complex;
4. tanha in Buddhist psychology, as described in the Four Noble Truths;
5. a Bob Dylan album of that name;
6. a feeling due to interpersonal attraction; or
7. the name of one of the characters in The Sandman
8. A song by U2 on the Rattle & Hum album/soundtrack.