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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wantedadjective

    desired or wished for or sought

    "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster"

  2. cherished, precious, treasured, wantedadjective

    characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

    "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted"


  1. wantedadjective

    wished for; desired; sought

  2. wantedadjective

    subject to immediate detainment by law enforcement authorities on sight.


  1. Wanted

    Wanted is a song written by American country music artist Alan Jackson and Charlie Craig, and recorded by Jackson. It was released in May 1990 as the third single from Jackson's first album, Here in the Real World. The song peaked at number 3 on both the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart.


  1. wanted

    Wanted can be defined as being desired, sought after, or needed. It typically refers to someone or something that is being actively searched for or sought by individuals or authorities, often due to their involvement in a crime or their importance in a particular context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wanted

    of Want


  1. Wanted

    "Wanted" is a popular song written by Jack Fulton and Lois Steele. A recording by Perry Como with Hugo Winterhalter's orchestra and chorus was made at Manhattan Center, New York City, on December 29, 1952. It was released by RCA Victor Recordsas catalog number 20-5647 and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10691. The flip side of both recordings was "Look out the Window" The most popular recorded version, by Perry Como, reached #1 on Billboard magazine's charts in 1954. The song also reached #1 on the Cash Box chart in the same year. Al Martino also had a top 10 hit with the song in the United Kingdom. Another early recorded version is by singer pianist Moon Mullican. The song was featured in a Christmas episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati", in a flashback to 12/24/54. Anne Murray recorded a cover of the song for her album Croonin'.

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  1. wanted

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wanted' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #422

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wanted' in Written Corpus Frequency: #313

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wanted in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wanted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Wanted in a Sentence

  1. Onder Celik:

    Now in all parts of Turkey there are street battles. The government did whatever the PKK wanted and they responded with gunfire.

  2. Jose Baez:

    You wanted to kill him, too, because you're a killer.

  3. Metropolitan Nashville Police/Getty:

    And I just knew in that moment that I was n’t going to get on that interstate with Albert Boakye. I was n’t going to go quietly where Albert Boakye wanted to take me. And I think Albert Boakye realized maybe this girl was going to be more trouble than she’s worth.

  4. Jeff Sessions:

    We wanted a healthy and good relationship with [ California ], but federal law determines immigration policy, he said.The state of California is not entitled to block that activity. Somebody needs to stand up and say no, Jeff Sessions’ve gone too far, Jeff Sessions can not do this, this is not reasonable. It’s radical, really.

  5. Emily McDowell:

    We just don't know what to say as a culture. It's not something we are taught, people You are terrified of saying the wrong thing or making it worse or feeling awkward, and awkwardness is scary for People You. I wanted to make a book that was attractive to people who would be scared off by a self-help book.

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  • David Boykin
    David Boykin
    nedded; required for relief or supply. Wanted; desired, wished for or sought. Which one is better?
    LikeReply6 years ago

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boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
A defiant
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