1. [ verb ] feel or have a desire for; want strongly
Synonyms: desire

"I want to go home now "I want my own room"

Related terms: wish wish seek hope need miss feel_like hanker wish crave long fancy like itch ambition spoil lust_after envy desire wish needer
2. [ verb ] have need of
Synonyms: need require

: "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

Related terms: be cry lack need necessity
3. [ verb ] wish or demand the presence of

"I want you here at noon!"

Related terms: demand
4. [ verb ] hunt or look for; want for a particular reason

: "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI" "Uncle Sam wants you"

Related terms: search needer
5. [ verb ] be without, lack; be deficient in
Synonyms: lack

"want courtesy" "want the strength to go on living" "flood victims wanting food and shelter"

Related terms: miss need needer
6. [ noun ] a state of extreme poverty
Synonyms: deprivation privation
Related terms: poverty dispossess
7. [ noun ] anything that is necessary but lacking
Synonyms: need

"he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs" "I tried to supply his wants"

Related terms: necessity
8. [ noun ] the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
Synonyms: lack deficiency

"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"

Related terms: need absence dearth stringency mineral_deficiency sideropenia
9. [ noun ] a specific feeling of desire
Synonyms: wish wishing

"he got his wish" "he was above all wishing and desire"

Related terms: desire velleity desire wish wish wish
Similar spelling:   Wanita