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    want - Dictionary definition and meaning for word want

    Definition
    (noun) a state of extreme poverty Definition
    (noun) the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    Synonyms : deficiency , lack
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) anything that is necessary but lacking
    Synonyms : need
    Example Sentence
    • he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs
    • I tried to supply his wants
    Definition
    (noun) a specific feeling of desire
    Synonyms : wish , wishing
    Example Sentence
    • he got his wish
    • he was above all wishing and desire
    Definition
    (verb) feel or have a desire for; want strongly
    Synonyms : desire
    Example Sentence
    • I want to go home now
    • I want my own room
    Definition
    (verb) have need of
    Synonyms : need , require
    Example Sentence
    • This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner
    Definition
    (verb) hunt or look for; want for a particular reason
    Example Sentence
    • Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI
    • Uncle Sam wants you
    Definition
    (verb) wish or demand the presence of
    Example Sentence
    • I want you here at noon!
    Definition
    (verb) be without, lack; be deficient in
    Example Sentence
    • want courtesy
    • want the strength to go on living
    • flood victims wanting food and shelter
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