privation, want, deprivation, neediness(noun)
a state of extreme poverty
lack, deficiency, want(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"
anything that is necessary but lacking
"he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
wish, wishing, want(verb)
a specific feeling of desire
"he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
feel or have a desire for; want strongly
"I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
want, need, require(verb)
have need of
"This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
hunt or look for; want for a particular reason
"Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"
wish or demand the presence of
"I want you here at noon!"
be without, lack; be deficient in
"want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"
A desire, wish, longing.
To wish for or to desire (something).
To be lacking, not to exist.
There was something wanting in the play.
To lack, not to have (something).
To be in need of; to require (something).
That chair wants fixing.
A personification of want.
Origin: Misspelt possibly by pronunciatory disanalogy with wonder–wander — whose first syllables are pronounced, respectively, and — the latter being closer to the pronunciation of won't: .
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
specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need
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
a depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place
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
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
to feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave
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
to be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack
Origin: [Icel. vanta to be wanting. See Want to lack.]
After he gets into the head of an insane man driven to torture, murder, and cannibalism by overwhelming despair and loneliness, Goren surprises his colleagues with a passionate plea that the man be spared the death penalty, and engineers the confession that will save the man's life through a plea bargain.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wont, n. state of being without anything: absence of what is needful or desired: poverty: scarcity: need.—v.t. to be destitute of: to need: to dispense with: to feel need of: to fall short: to wish for.—v.i. to be deficient: to fall short: to be in need.—n. Wan′tage, deficiency.—adj. Wan′ted, sought after, being searched for.—n. Wan′ter, one who wants.—adj. Wan′ting, absent: deficient: (obs.) poor.—prep. except.—n. Want′-wit (Shak.), a fool. [Scand., Ice. vant, neut. of vanr, lacking; cog. with wane.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'want' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #197
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'want' in Written Corpus Frequency: #95
Rank popularity for the word 'want' in Verbs Frequency: #23
The numerical value of want in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of want in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes what they want is to see you fall.
I still find each day to short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
Millennials want an unusual experience and they want to learn about jewelry, they don’t just want to buy it, they want to learn about how it was made. They want to learn about the local culture.
We want him buried. We want a place where the family can go and see who he was and what he did for our country, we want accountability. We want someone to be accountable for him and not forget him. We want closure.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- أراد, رغبArabic
- жада́ць, хаце́ць, пажада́ць, захаце́цьBelarusian
- и́скам, жела́яBulgarian
- volerCatalan, Valencian
- хотѣтиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- ville, kræveDanish
- Mangel, Not, wollenGerman
- afán, desear, querer, faltaSpanish
- tahtma, soovimaEstonian
- nahi izanBasque
- تنگدستی, نیاز, آرزو, خواستن, خواست, بینواییPersian
- köyhyys, haluta, puute, tahtoaFinnish
- vouloir, pauvreté, besoin, misère, manque, avoir envieFrench
- is mian le, díothachtIrish
- easbhaidh, gainne, cion, iarr, gainneadScottish Gaelic
- պակաս, ուզել, ուզենալ, կարիքArmenian
- ingin, mau, hendakIndonesian
- volar, dezirarIdo
- povertà, volere, miseria, mancanzaItalian
- たい, 欲する, 望む, 欲しい, たがるJapanese
- келу, тілеуKazakh
- ចង់, ចង់បានKhmer
- 원하다, 바라다, 빌다, 싶다Korean
- viyan, خواستن, xwestinKurdish
- келүү, қалау, каалооKyrgyz
- desidero, volo, careoLatin
- ຢາກ, ຕ້ອງການ, ເອົາLao
- gribēt, vēlētiesLatvian
- hendak, mahu, inginMalay
- အလို, လိုBurmese
- tekort, willenDutch
- ønske, mangel, ville, behovNorwegian
- chcieć, życzyćPolish
- desejar, querer, afãPortuguese
- vuler, vulair, ler, leir, vuleirRomansh
- vrea, lipsăRomanian
- захоте́ть, нищета, бедность, отсутствие, пожела́ть, желание, недостаток, нужда, жела́ть, потребность, хоте́тьRussian
- bòliri, bòlliri, chèrrere, bolliSardinian
- hteti, хтети, htjeti, хтјетиSerbo-Croatian
- අඩුව පවතිනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- batlaSouthern Sotho
- brist, viljaSwedish
- కోరిక, కోరుకొను, వాంఛించు, వాంఛTelugu
- อยาก, เอา, ต้องการThai
- gereklemek, islemekTurkmen
- istek, istemekTurkish
- бажа́ти, хоті́тиUkrainian
- istamoq, xohlamoqUzbek
- muốn, cầnVietnamese
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