|1.||[ verb ] feel or have a desire for; want strongly|
"I want to go home now "I want my own room"
|Related terms:||wish wish seek hope need miss feel_like hanker wish crave long fancy like itch ambition spoil lust_after envy desire wish needer|
|2.||[ verb ] have need of|
: "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
|Related terms:||be cry lack need necessity|
|3.||[ verb ] wish or demand the presence of|
"I want you here at noon!"
|4.||[ verb ] hunt or look for; want for a particular reason|
: "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI" "Uncle Sam wants you"
|Related terms:||search needer|
|5.||[ verb ] be without, lack; be deficient in|
"want courtesy" "want the strength to go on living" "flood victims wanting food and shelter"
|Related terms:||miss need needer|
|6.||[ noun ] a state of extreme poverty|
|Related terms:||poverty dispossess|
|7.||[ noun ] anything that is necessary but lacking|
"he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs" "I tried to supply his wants"
|8.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||need absence dearth stringency mineral_deficiency sideropenia|
|9.||[ noun ] a specific feeling of desire|
"he got his wish" "he was above all wishing and desire"
|Related terms:||desire velleity desire wish wish wish|