Definition of want_to
1. want [ v ] feel or have a desire for; want strongly
Examples: "I want to go home now "I want my own room"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
When the crowd was asked whether it wanted to wait one more term to make the race , it voted no - and there were no dissents .
(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
The conductor said to Ritchie : `` I do n't think you want to talk to him .
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
As Hartweger accepted his silver bowl , he said , `` I want to thank coach 's wife for talking him into letting me play '' .
With the speed and power of the body beautiful he saw before him , Ol_'_Case wanted No. 7 to be not_only the best homerun hitter , but also the best bunter , base-runner and outfielder .
Stengel probably preached too_much in the early days when the kid wanted to pop his bubble_gum and sow_his_oats .Synonyms want desire 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. want [ v ] have need of
Examples: : "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
The appeal of the suburb is particularly strong for heavy industry , which must move bulky objects along a lengthy assembly_line and wants enough land_area to do the entire job on one floor .
(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Did n't they tell you what I wanted the p._a._system for '' ?
(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)
I 'll be down at the creek finishing the dishes , if you want me '' .Synonyms want need require Related Terms be cry lack need necessity
3. want [ v ] wish or demand the presence of
Examples: "I want you here at noon!"
(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)
I want the captain in_charge .
(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)
I just want you to take a message to Diane_Molinari .Synonyms want Related Terms demand
4. want [ v ] hunt or look for; want for a particular reason
Examples: : "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI" "Uncle Sam wants you"
(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Although wanted by the sheriff for killing an old_man named Asher_Jones , the warrant for his arrest had never been served .Synonyms want Related Terms search needer
5. want [ v ] be without, lack; be deficient in
Examples: "want courtesy" "want the strength to go on living" "flood victims wanting food and shelter"
6. want [ n ] a state of extreme povertyUsed in print:
(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
The socialism implicit_in the slogan of the Roosevelt Revolution , freedom from want and fear , seems a far cry from the individualism of the First_Amendment to the Constitution , or of the Jacksonian frontier .
We will recall that the still confident liberals of the Truman administration gathered with other Western utopians in San_Francisco to set_up the legal framework , finally and at_last , to rationalize war - to rationalize want and fear - out of the world : the United_Nations .Synonyms want deprivation privation Related Terms poverty dispossess
7. want [ n ] anything that is necessary but lacking
Examples: "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs" "I tried to supply his wants"
8. want [ n ] the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
Examples: "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"
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
The dark forms moved like mourners on some nocturnal pilgrimage , their dirge unsung for want of vocal_chords .Synonyms lack deficiency want Related Terms need absence dearth stringency mineral_deficiency sideropenia
9. want [ n ] a specific feeling of desire
Examples: "he got his wish" "he was above all wishing and desire"
(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
Each SBA regional office also maintains a `` want '' list of surplus property , principally machinery and equipment , desired by small business_concerns in its area .Synonyms wish want wishing Related Terms desire velleity desire wish wish wish
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