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  Definition of want
  1. a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
  2. anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
  3. 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"
  4. a state of extreme poverty
  5. wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!"
  6. have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
  7. hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"
  8. feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
  9. be without, lack; be deficient in; "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"
Similar Words: wish, wishing, need, lack, deficiency, privation, deprivation, require, desire

 

Hyponyms: velleity, absence, dearth, famine, shortage, mineral deficiency, stringency, tightness, cry, crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust, fancy, go for, take to, miss, hope, wish, wish well, care, like, itch, spoil, ambition, feel like, envy, begrudge, lust after, lech after, hanker, long, yearn, seek

 

Derivational Morphology: desire, wish, care, like, wish well, need, require, necessitate, ask, postulate, take, involve, call for, demand, miss, lack, deprive, strip, divest, impoverish, wanter, needer, wishing, necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary, deficiency, privation, deprivation

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: wil   Albanian: do  
Bosnian: htjeti   Bulgarian: искам  
Catalan: voler   Chinese:  
Croatian: htjeti   Danish: ville  
Dutch: willen   Esperanto: voli  
Finnish: tahtoa   French: vouloir  
German: wollen   Hungarian: akar  
Ido: dezirar   Indonesian: mau  
Italian: volere   Japanese: 欲しい  
Korean: 빌다   Kurdish: xwestin  
Latin: carere   Latvian: gribēt  
Norwegian: ville   Polish: chcieć  
Portuguese: querer   Russian: хотеть  
Slovene: hoteti   Spanish: querer  
Telugu: కోరుకొను   Turkish: istemek  
 
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