What does wanting mean?

Definitions for wanting
ˈwɒn tɪŋ, ˈwɔn-want·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacking, absent, missing, wantingadjective

    nonexistent

    "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"

  2. deficient, lacking(p), wanting(p)adjective

    inadequate in amount or degree

    "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"

Wiktionary

  1. wantingnoun

    The state of wanting something; desire.

  2. wantingadjective

    Absent or lacking.

  3. wantingpreposition

    without

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wanting

    of Want

  2. Wantingadjective

    absent; lacking; missing; also, deficient; destitute; needy; as, one of the twelve is wanting; I shall not be wanting in exertion

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wanting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4184

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wanting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2060

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wanting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wanting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of wanting in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Durantsaid he:

    We’ve had conversations about wanting him to be a part of the team and conversations about him being here full-time, but that’s on his time, whatever decision he want to make, he’s going to make. It’s on us to be professionals no matter what, and do our jobs. All of us — from the owner down to the equipment manager — so whenever he ready, he’ll be ready.

  2. Ari Brown:

    What we're really wanting to put out there is that life balance is important and everything in moderation and so yeah, you do want to keep an eye on how much time your child is spending in front of a screen, just as you want to keep an eye on how much they're doing something else, you want to make sure that they have a balance to their life.

  3. Phillip Kingston:

    The quality of deal flow in China is on par with the United States and Israel, few Chinese companies focus beyond the Chinese-speaking world. The most likely transition will be more globally focused Chinese companies wanting to sell to Chinese outside of China, which means that there are more cross-border deals seeking investors like us.

  4. Neil Peterson:

    We need to invest hundreds of billions in high-speed rail, it's hard to believe that in a trillion dollar infrastructure package it's wanting, but it definitely is on high-speed rail.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our roof tight and our clothing sufficient, but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting the best property of all -- friends?

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