What does wanting mean?

Definitions for wanting
ˈwɒn tɪŋ, ˈwɔn-want·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wanting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacking, absent, missing, wanting(adj)

    nonexistent

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

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

    inadequate in amount or degree

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

Wiktionary

  1. wanting(Noun)

    The state of wanting something; desire.

  2. wanting(Adjective)

    Absent or lacking.

  3. wanting(Preposition)

    without

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wanting

    of Want

  2. Wanting(adj)

    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

How to pronounce wanting?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say wanting in sign language?

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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. Wilmer Sanchez:

    I'm taking cash out now. And I've been transferring to my other account, not at Banesco, just in case, this is malice. They've been wanting to take over Banesco for a while.

  2. Rick Meckler:

    Where the market is right now, it likes to see an economy that's not too hot and not too cold because a much stronger economy suggests higher interest rates, when you get the kind of upward move in markets, it's not surprising to see people wanting to go into the weekend quite as long.

  3. Philip Martin-Nelson:

    That was the first time they saw me focus, and the first time they saw me really wanting to do something and really paying attention.

  4. Dan Reynolds:

    We're trying to take some time off right now just to reconnect with family and friends. And I mean, we were on the road for really a decade straight. So all of us were just wanting to rediscover what it means to be, you know, a dad or a friend or a son, especially because I had a newborn and our guitarist has a relatively new child as well, so we're trying to just be dads and then, you know, when the itch comes up, I'm sure we'll be back out on the road pretty soon.

  5. Matt Mazzoncini:

    They would come to the gate where I was living and wanting to see him. I would get reports of this when I was out, oh these people came in a white van blocked the driveway. Refused to leave. I reported that to the police, we actually ended up having to get a restraining order against that home.

Images & Illustrations of wanting

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