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Definitions of want

  1. To be deficient; to fail; to be lacking; to fall short. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To be without; have need of; desire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To need; wish for. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To feel the need of; desire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To be without; be in need of; lack; require. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To be diflcient or lacking; come short; to be in poverty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To be deficient: to fall short. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To be deficient. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. To be needy; be deficient; be lacking or absent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To be without; to be destitute of; to be deficient; to fall short of; to need; to desire. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. Lack; need; poverty; desire; necessity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. State of being without anything: absence of what is needful or desired: poverty: scarcity: need. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Need; necessity; poverty; thing wanted. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Lack or absence of something; scarcity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Privation; poverty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Something lacking or desired. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Deficiency; defect; need; necessity; poverty; penury; indigence; the state of not having; what is not possessed, but is desired. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. The absence of that which is necessary or useful; state of not having; deficiency; necessity; poverty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for want

  1. 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
  2. I want my despatches. – The Man of Destiny by George Bernard Shaw
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