Definitions of want:
  • noun:   anything that is necessary but lacking
    Example: "I tried to supply his wants"
  • noun:   a state of extreme poverty
  • noun:   a specific feeling of desire
  • noun:   the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    Example: "For want of a nail the shoe was lost"
  • verb:   be without, lack; be deficient in
    Example: "Want courtesy"
  • verb:   wish or demand the presence of
    Example: "I want you here at noon!"
  • verb:   have need of
    Example: "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
  • verb:   hunt or look for; want for a particular reason
    Example: "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"
  • verb:   feel or have a desire for; want strongly
    Example: "I want to go home now"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #44937)

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