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Definition of Want

Want

  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.
  2. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
  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.
  4. A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
  8. 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.
  9. To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.

Want Quotations

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. - William Penn
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
William Penn

Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
Leah LaBelle

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. - Thomas Jefferson
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Thomas Jefferson

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Steve Jobs

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. - David Frost
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
David Frost
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Want Translations

want in Afrikaans is wil
want in Dutch is wens, lust, verlangen, begeerte, zin
want in Finnish is tahtoa
want in Italian is vuole, volere
want in Latin is opto, egeo, inhio, penuria, sis, volo
want in Portuguese is anseio, queira
want in Spanish is deseo, querer

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