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Meaning of want


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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

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


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