Pronunciation: 277
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.
Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and more saucy.
- Franklin.
2.Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
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.(Mining) A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
v. t.1.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.
They that want honesty, want anything.
- Beau. & Fl.
The unhappy never want enemies.
- Richardson.
2.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.
3.To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
I want to speak to you about something.
- A. Trollope.
v. i.1.
1.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.
2.To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
You have a gift, sir (thank your education),
Will never let you want.
- B. Jonson.
Noun1.want - a state of extreme poverty
2.Wantwant - 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"
Synonyms: deficiency, lack
3.want - anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
Synonyms: need
4.want - a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
Synonyms: wish, wishing
Verb1.want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
Synonyms: desire
2.want - have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
Synonyms: need, require
3.want - wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!"
4.want - hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"
5.want - 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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