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want

want

 
pronunciation:
want
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: wanted, wanting, wants
definition 1: to desire; wish for.
I want some lunch.
synonyms:
desire, wish
similar words:
covet, crave, hanker after, hanker for, long for
definition 2: to wish or have a need for (often followed by an infinitive).
I want to go home now.
synonyms:
desire, wish
similar words:
ask, crave, demand, prefer, request
definition 3: to need.
This coat wants mending.
synonyms:
need, require
similar words:
demand
definition 4: to seek in order to capture.
The police want him for robbery.
synonyms:
seek
similar words:
chase, hunt, pursue, search
definition 5: to have a need or lack of something.
He worked hard to make sure they never wanted for food, clothing, or a warm house.
similar words:
crave, demand, hanker
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is desired or needed.
He provides for the wants of his children.
synonyms:
necessity, need
similar words:
demand, desire, essential, hope, longing, mind, requirement, wish, yen
definition 2: lack; not enough.
They starved for want of food.
synonyms:
absence, deficiency, lack, need
similar words:
shortage
definition 3: the state of lacking something; need.
I am in want of a good book.
synonyms:
need
similar words:
desire, hope, longing, wish
definition 4: a lack of the usual necessities of life.
We helped the children in want.
synonyms:
need, poverty
similar words:
hardship, misery, necessity
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