[ US /ˈwɑnt, ˈwɔnt/ ]
[ UK /wˈɒnt/ ]
  1. the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    for want of a nail the shoe was lost
    there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
  2. anything that is necessary but lacking
    he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs
    I tried to supply his wants
  3. a state of extreme poverty
  4. a specific feeling of desire
    he got his wish
    he was above all wishing and desire
  1. feel or have a desire for; want strongly
    I want to go home now
    I want my own room
  2. have need of
    This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner
  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
    flood victims wanting food and shelter
    want the strength to go on living
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How To Use want In A Sentence

  • Do you really want ambient and drum'n'bass remixers stomping on your world music? Times, Sunday Times
  • I badly wanted the job, but knew that my age would probably tell against me.
  • People at MSFC have told me over drinks that this study concluded that EELV are human ratable but they were going to do what Griffin wanted. Obama Policies on Transparency, Openness, and Participation - and NASA - NASA Watch
  • A heart will not be hurt for pursuing a dream, when you truly want something, all the universe conspires to help you complete the.
  • He asked me bluntly, ‘Why would you want to leave private life and take on such a difficult, dangerous and probably thankless job?’
  • A second problem is damage caused by the buildup of excessive electrical charges in the plate from the unwanted ions.
  • Someone who really wanted to stop unsanctioned immigration would begin here, by busting the small contractors who employ these workers on a contingent basis.
  • But they want it knocked back into a field of muck and dirt. Times, Sunday Times
  • My girlfriend wants me to go to the basketball court.
  • 8. The reporters all want Obama to make the sort of inaccurate, snide, snipy comments that the Clintons are now firing off daily. Archive 2008-03-01
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