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Definitions of want

  1. the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a state of extreme poverty Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. be without, lack; be deficient in; "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. Lack; need; poverty; desire; necessity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To be without; have need of; desire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To be diflcient or lacking; come short; to be in poverty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. 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.
  23. To be destitute of: to need: to feel need of: to fall short: to wish for. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To be deficient: to fall short. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Need; necessity; poverty; thing wanted. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To be deficient. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To need; wish for. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To feel the need of; desire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To be without; be in need of; lack; require. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To be needy; be deficient; be lacking or absent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Lack or absence of something; scarcity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Privation; poverty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Something lacking or desired. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 1. Desire unfulfilled. 2. Detrimental lack of a life necessity. See need. thelawdictionary.org
  40. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  41. 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. dictgcide_fs
  42. wont, n. state of being without anything: absence of what is needful or desired: poverty: scarcity: need.--v.t. to be destitute of: to need: to dispense with: to feel need of: to fall short: to wish for.--v.i. to be deficient: to fall short: to be in need.--n. WAN'TAGE, deficiency.--adj. WAN'TED, sought after, being searched for.--n. WAN'TER, one who wants.--adj. WAN'TING, absent: deficient: (obs.) poor.--prep. except.--n. WANT'-WIT (Shak.), a fool. [Scand., Ice. vant, neut. of vanr, lacking; cog. with wane.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Lack, absence, deficiency, of (ship rotting for w. of paint; shows great w. of thought, care, sense, judgment); need of, need of sustenance, poverty, (is in w. of money, a servant, &c.; living in the direst w.; w. is a severe but efficient teacher); desire for thing as necessary to life or happiness or success or completion (whence wantless a.), thing so desired, (a man of few ww.; superfluities soon become ww.; is, supplies, a felt w.; can supply your ww.). [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. Be without or deficiently supplied with, fall short of, fall short by (specified amount) of specified limit, (part.) lacking in quality or unequal to requirements or absent or deficient, (wants, is wanting in, judgement; fortunately wants the power to do it; what was wanting, what we unfortunately wanted, was the will; wants something, or wants, of perfection; be found wanting, or wanting to the occasion, one\'s duty, &c.; head of statue is wanting; statue wants the head; infinitive wanting, verb has none; wants half a minute of the hour, an inch of the regulation measurement); be in w. (for; let him w. for nothing; must not be allowed to w.); require (thing.-ing, to be -ed, to do; boy wants the whip, whipping, to be whipped, to feel the whip; it wants careful handling); desire, wish for possession or presence of, (to do, thing, person; don\'t w. to go; call me if I am wanted; is wanted by the police, of suspected criminal &c.; tell Jones I w. him, send him to me). [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. n. [Anglo-Saxon]State of not having ; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired ;—in a general sense, destitution ; poverty ;- that which is needed or desired ; a thing of which the loss is felt. Cabinet Dictionary

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