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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.
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Quotes of want

  1. I want to act because I don't know how to do anything else. – Javier Bardem
  2. If we want to secure the best jobs in the future, we must make America the best place in the world to do business. – Jim DeMint
  3. Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. – David Frost
  4. Everybody's entitled to think whatever they want and to express that, but my personal day -to -day experience does not come into contact with any of those people. – Amy Grant
  5. Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use. – William Hazlitt
  6. What we really need to be understanding is that all of these things matter and they all stem from the fact that certain people live with power and authority and they want to maintain it. – Anita Hill
  7. Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing. – Eric Hoffer
  8. They have the big ferris wheel and we've been out of town for two months, so he just was like, 'Mommy I want to go to Toys R Us and I don't care if you have a movie coming out and all that.' He was just being a kid. But I had to allow him to have that moment. – Nia Long
  9. The House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face. They are cowards. – Christopher Monckton
  10. There's a certain point, when you're writing autobiographical stuff, where you don't want to misrepresent yourself. It would be dishonest. – Mark Strand
  11. My whole life is geared to play guitar. I play what I want when I want and I hope the listener gets as much pleasure listening to the music as I get playing it. – Jim Sullivan
  12. It's sometimes impossible to fit in all the music we want to fit in, in an hour and 45 minute show. – Mick Taylor
  13. Don't let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want – Ashley Tisdale
  14. I do not read newspapers. I do not watch television. I am not interested in current events, although I will occasionally discuss them if other people want to discuss them. – Diane Wakoski
  15. I worshipped money so much that it ruined my life. Money is not my god. I just want to manage His money for Him, for the poor people, the lost kids. I just love everybody. – Brian Welch

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

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