Definitions of want

  1. the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; " there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; " water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; " for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
  2. a state of extreme poverty
  3. feel or have a desire for; want strongly; " I want to go home now"; " I want my own room"
  4. be without, lack; be deficient in; " want courtesy"; " want the strength to go on living"; " flood victims wanting food and shelter"
  5. anything that is necessary but lacking; " he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; " I tried to supply his wants"
  6. have need of; " This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
  7. a specific feeling of desire; " he got his wish"; " he was above all wishing and desire"
  8. wish or demand the presence of; " I want you here at noon!"
  9. hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; " Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; " Uncle Sam wants you"
  10. 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.
  11. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
  12. 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.
  13. A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
  17. To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
  18. 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.
  19. Lack; need; poverty; desire; necessity.
  20. To be without; have need of; desire.
  21. To be diflcient or lacking; come short; to be in poverty.
  22. State of being without anything: absence of what is needful or desired: poverty: scarcity: need.
  23. To be destitute of: to need: to feel need of: to fall short: to wish for.
  24. To be deficient: to fall short.
  25. Need; necessity; poverty; thing wanted.
  26. To be deficient.
  27. To need; wish for.
  28. To feel the need of; desire.
  29. To be without; be in need of; lack; require.
  30. To be needy; be deficient; be lacking or absent.
  31. Lack or absence of something; scarcity.
  32. Privation; poverty.
  33. Something lacking or desired.
  34. Deficiency; defect; need; necessity; poverty; penury; indigence; the state of not having; what is not possessed, but is desired.
  35. 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.
  36. To be deficient; to fail; to be lacking; to fall short.
  37. The absence of that which is necessary or useful; state of not having; deficiency; necessity; poverty.
  38. To be without; to be destitute of; to be deficient; to fall short of; to need; to desire.

Usage examples for want

  1. Can't you see I want you? – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  2. I want my despatches. – The Man of Destiny by George Bernard Shaw
  3. Say I want him. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  4. Of course you want to. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  5. You want to know, don't you? – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  6. So you want to see her? – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  7. Yes, what did she want – Peggy Stewart at School by Gabrielle E. Jackson
  8. And I don't want to. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  9. Manti will want to know. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  10. You mean you want to know-? – The Dweller on the Threshold by Robert Smythe Hichens
  11. " I don't want to know," I said. – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  12. So what do you want me to do? – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  13. It is about that I want to see you. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  14. Why do you want to do it? – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  15. You want to see Merry do him up? – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  16. You can come if you want to. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  17. That's all we want I think. – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  18. 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
  19. I want to get down there! – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  20. I'll want you, too. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed