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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Want \Want\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Wanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wanting}.]

1. 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.

They that want honesty, want anything. --Beau. & Fl.

Nor think, though men were none, That heaven would want spectators, God want praise. --Milton.

The unhappy never want enemies. --Richardson.

2. 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.

3. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave. " What wants my son?" --Addison.

I want to speak to you about something. --A. Trollope.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Want \Want\ (277), noun [Originally an adjective, from Icel. vant, neuter of vanr lacking, deficient. [root]139. See {Wane}, v. i.]

1. 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.

And me, his parent, would full soon devour For want of other prey. --Milton.

From having wishes in consequence of our wants, we often feel wants in consequence of our wishes. --Rambler.

Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and more saucy. --Franklin.

2. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches, as to conceive how others can be in want. --Swift.

3. 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.

Habitual superfluities become actual wants. --Paley.

4. (Mining) A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place. [Eng.]

Syn: Indigence; deficiency; defect; destitution; lack; failure; dearth; scarceness.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Want \Want\, verb (used without an object) [Icel. vanta to be wanting. See {Want} to lack.]

1. 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.

The disposition, the manners, and the thoughts are all before it; where any of those are wanting or imperfect, so much wants or is imperfect in the imitation of human life. --Dryden.

2. To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.

You have a gift, sir (thank your education), Will never let you want. --B. Jonson.

For as in bodies, thus in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits, swelled with wind. --Pope.

Note: Want was formerly used impersonally with an indirect object. "Him wanted audience." --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wa'n't \Wa'n't\ A colloquial contraction of was not.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

want

noun

1: a state of extreme poverty [syn: {privation}, {want}, {deprivation}, {neediness}]

2: 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" [syn: {lack}, {deficiency}, {want}]

3: anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants" [syn: {need}, {want}]

4: a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire" [syn: {wish}, {wishing}, {want}]

verb

1: feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room" [syn: {desire}, {want}]

2: have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner" [syn: {want}, {need}, {require}]

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"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"


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