Meaning of want

Definition of want

(noun) a state of extreme poverty
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"
anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
(verb) feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"
wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!"
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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