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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

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Oprah Winfrey

A. A. Milne Quote
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
Richard Bach

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burroughs
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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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