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Definitions of want

  1. a state of extreme poverty
  2. feel or have a desire for; want strongly; " I want to go home now"; " I want my own room"
  3. anything that is necessary but lacking; " he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; " I tried to supply his wants"
  4. have need of; " This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
  5. a specific feeling of desire; " he got his wish"; " he was above all wishing and desire"
  6. wish or demand the presence of; " I want you here at noon!"
  7. hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; " Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; " Uncle Sam wants you"
  8. The state of not having; the condition of being without anything; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired; deficiency; lack; as, a want of power or knowledge for any purpose; want of food and clothing.
  9. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
  10. That which is needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt; what is not possessed, and is necessary for use or pleasure.
  11. A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
  12. To be without; to be destitute of, or deficient in; not to have; to lack; as, to want knowledge; to want judgment; to want learning; to want food and clothing.
  13. To have occasion for, as useful, proper, or requisite; to require; to need; as, in winter we want a fire; in summer we want cooling breezes.
  14. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
  15. To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
  16. To be absent; to be deficient or lacking; to fail; not to be sufficient; to fall or come short; to lack; - often used impersonally with of; as, it wants ten minutes of four.
  17. Lack; need; poverty; desire; necessity.
  18. To be without; have need of; desire.
  19. To be diflcient or lacking; come short; to be in poverty.
  20. State of being without anything: absence of what is needful or desired: poverty: scarcity: need.
  21. To be destitute of: to need: to feel need of: to fall short: to wish for.
  22. To be deficient: to fall short.
  23. Need; necessity; poverty; thing wanted.
  24. To be deficient.
  25. To need; wish for.
  26. To feel the need of; desire.
  27. To be without; be in need of; lack; require.
  28. To be needy; be deficient; be lacking or absent.
  29. Lack or absence of something; scarcity.
  30. Privation; poverty.
  31. Something lacking or desired.
  32. Deficiency; defect; need; necessity; poverty; penury; indigence; the state of not having; what is not possessed, but is desired.
  33. To be destitute; to be deficient in; not to have; to fall short; to be without; to need; to have occasion for; to wish for; to desire.
  34. To be deficient; to fail; to be lacking; to fall short.
  35. The absence of that which is necessary or useful; state of not having; deficiency; necessity; poverty.
  36. To be without; to be destitute of; to be deficient; to fall short of; to need; to desire.
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Usage examples for want

  1. If you want to be a happy Christian, work for Jesus Christ. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  2. I want my despatches. – The Man of Destiny by George Bernard Shaw
  3. Of course you want to. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  4. You mean you want to know-? – The Dweller on the Threshold by Robert Smythe Hichens
  5. It is about that I want to see you. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  6. I want to get down there! – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  7. Manti will want to know. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  8. Can't you see I want you? – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  9. So you want to see her? – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  10. You want to know, don't you? – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  11. You can come if you want to. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  12. That's all we want, I think. – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  13. Yes, what did she want? – Peggy Stewart at School by Gabrielle E. Jackson
  14. You want to see Merry do him up? – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  15. I'll want you, too. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  16. So what do you want me to do? – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  17. Say I want him. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
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