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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
want (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to be needy or destitute
2.
to have or feel need - never wants for friends
3.
to be necessary or needed
4.
transitive verb
to desire to come, go, or be - the cat wants in wants out of the deal
1.
to fail to possess especially in customary or required amount - lack the answer wanted courtesy
2.
a) to have a strong desire for - wanted a chance to rest
b) to have an inclination to - like say what you want, he is efficient
3.
a) to have need of - require the motor wants a tune-up
b) to suffer from the lack of - thousands still want food and shelter
4.
- ought used with the infinitive you want to be very careful what you say Claudia Cassidy
5.
to wish or demand the presence of
6.
to hunt or seek in order to apprehend - wanted for murder desire
want (noun)
1.
a) - deficiency lack suffers from a want of good sense
b) grave and extreme poverty that deprives one of the necessities of life
2.
something - wanted need desire
3.
personal defect - fault poverty
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
want (noun)
1.
the fact or state of being absent
SYNONIMS:
absence, dearth, want
RELATED WORDS:
deficiency, deficit, failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, meagerness, paucity, poverty, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, skimpiness, undersupply; deprivation, loss, necessity, need, needfulness, omission; privation; blankness, emptiness, vacuity, vacuum, void
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abundance, amplitude, bounty, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plentitude, plenty, wealth; adequacy, sufficiency; excess, overabundance, oversupply, superabundance, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood; bushel, deal, gobs, heap, loads, lot, mass, mountain, much, oodles, peck, pile, pot, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, volume, wad; fund, pool, stock, supply; cache, hoard, stash, stockpile
presence
want (noun)
2.
a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
SYNONIMS:
crunch, dearth, deficit, drought ( drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want
RELATED WORDS:
absence, omission; meagerness, poorness, skimpiness; necessity, need, privation
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bountifulness, copiousness; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplus
abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth
want (noun)
3.
a state of being without something necessary, desirable, or useful
SYNONIMS:
absence, lack, needfulness, want
RELATED WORDS:
deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency; dearth, meagerness, paucity, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, skimpiness; defect, minus; deprivation, famishment, privation; demand, essential, necessity, requirement, requisite
NEAR ANTONYMS:
adequacy, enough, sufficiency; fund, pool, stock, supply; excess, fill, overabundance, oversupply, plenty, surfeit, surplus; hoard, stockpile
want (noun)
4.
the state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions
SYNONIMS:
beggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, penuriousness, penury, poorness, want
RELATED WORDS:
gutter, misery, woe, wretchedness; exigency; emergency, rainy day; austerity, deprivation, privation; bankruptcy, insolvency; belt-tightening, pinching, straitening
NEAR ANTONYMS:
luxury, prosperity
affluence, opulence, richness, wealth, wealthiness
want (noun)
5.
a defect in character
SYNONIMS:
demerit, dereliction, failing, foible, frailty, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, weakness
RELATED WORDS:
blot, spot, stain; blemish, deficiency, flaw, imperfection, minus, nit; Achilles' heel, soft spot; corruption, depravity, evil, immorality, sinfulness, wickedness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
excellence, perfection; goodness, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness
merit, virtue
want (verb)
1.
to have an earnest wish to own or enjoy
SYNONIMS:
ache (for), covet, crave, desiderate, die (for), hanker (for after), hunger (for), itch (for), jones (for), long (for), lust (for after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), salivate (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), want, wish (for), yearn (for), yen (for)
RELATED WORDS:
spoil (for); adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), like, love, relish, revel (in); favor, prefer; admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, spurn
want (verb)
2.
to have as a requirement
SYNONIMS:
bear, challenge, claim, demand, necessitate, require, take, want, warrant
RELATED WORDS:
entail, involve; ask, beg, claim, clamor (for), cry (for); hurt (for), lack; command, enjoin, exact, insist, press, quest, stipulate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
own, possess
have, hold
want (verb)
3.
to see fit
SYNONIMS:
like, please, want, will, wish
RELATED WORDS:
ache (for), covet, crave, desire, die (for), fancy, hanker (for), hunger (for), itch (for), long (for), lust (for after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), yearn (for); decide, determine, resolve
want (verb)
4.
to wish to have
SYNONIMS:
care (for), want
RELATED WORDS:
adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), love, relish, revel (in), welcome; covet, crave, desire, die (for), hanker (for after), wish (for), yearn (for)
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