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Want meaning

want - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
  8. 8. To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Need; necessity; poverty; thing wanted.
  11. 11. To be deficient.
  12. 12. To need; wish for.

want - examples of usage

  1. How do you want me?" - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. It's that I want to be where I can see you. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " I want to know. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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