Definitions for want

Definitions for (noun) want

Main entry: wish, wishing, want

Definition: a specific feeling of desire

Usage: he got his wish; he was above all wishing and desire

Main entry: need, want

Definition: anything that is necessary but lacking

Usage: he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs; I tried to supply his wants

Main entry: deficiency, lack, want

Definition: the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

Usage: 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

Main entry: privation, neediness, deprivation, want

Definition: a state of extreme poverty

Definitions for (verb) want

Main entry: want

Definition: wish or demand the presence of

Usage: I want you here at noon!

Main entry: want, need, require

Definition: have need of

Usage: This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner

Main entry: want

Definition: hunt or look for; want for a particular reason

Usage: Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI; Uncle Sam wants you

Main entry: desire, want

Definition: feel or have a desire for; want strongly

Usage: I want to go home now; I want my own room

Main entry: want

Definition: be without, lack; be deficient in

Usage: want courtesy; want the strength to go on living; flood victims wanting food and shelter

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