Definition of WANT

noun : WANT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire" ;

verb : WANT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room" ;

  • 3. (

    ) hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor 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" ;

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