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Verb: want  wónt
  1. Have a wish for
    "I want my own room"; "I want to go home now";
    - desire
     
  2. Have a requirement for
    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner";
    - need, require
     
  3. Hunt or look for; require for a particular reason
    "Your former neighbour is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"
     
  4. Wish or demand the presence of
    "I want you here at noon!"
     
  5. Be without, lack; be deficient in
    "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"
Noun: want  wónt
  1. A state of extreme poverty
    - privation, deprivation, neediness
     
  2. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    "for want of a nail the shoe was lost";
    - lack, deficiency
     
  3. Anything that is necessary but lacking
    "I tried to supply his wants";
    - need
     
  4. A specific feeling of desire
    - wish, wishing

Derived forms: wants, wanted, wanting

Type of: be, demand, desire, essential, immiseration, immiserisation [Brit], immiserization, impoverishment, lack, look for, miss, necessary, necessity, need, poorness, poverty, requirement, requisite, search, seek

Encyclopedia: Want