Definitions of want

  1. To be deficient; to fail; to be lacking; to fall short.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
  5. To be without; have need of; desire.
  6. To need; wish for.
  7. To feel the need of; desire.
  8. To be without; be in need of; lack; require.
  9. 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.
  10. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
  11. 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.
  12. A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
  13. To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
  14. 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.
  15. To be diflcient or lacking; come short; to be in poverty.
  16. To be deficient: to fall short.
  17. To be deficient.
  18. have need of; " This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
  19. wish or demand the presence of; " I want you here at noon!"
  20. hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; " Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; " Uncle Sam wants you"
  21. To be needy; be deficient; be lacking or absent.
  22. 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.
  23. To be without; to be destitute of; to be deficient; to fall short of; to need; to desire.
  24. anything that is necessary but lacking; " he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; " I tried to supply his wants"
  25. Lack; need; poverty; desire; necessity.
  26. State of being without anything: absence of what is needful or desired: poverty: scarcity: need.
  27. Need; necessity; poverty; thing wanted.
  28. Lack or absence of something; scarcity.
  29. Privation; poverty.
  30. Something lacking or desired.
  31. Deficiency; defect; need; necessity; poverty; penury; indigence; the state of not having; what is not possessed, but is desired.
  32. The absence of that which is necessary or useful; state of not having; deficiency; necessity; poverty.