Associations to the word «Want»


WANT, verb. (transitive) To wish for or to desire (something). [from 18th c.]
WANT, verb. (intransitive) (now dated) To be lacking, not to exist. [from 13th c.]
WANT, verb. (transitive) To lack, not to have (something). [from 13th c.]
WANT, verb. (transitive) (colloquially with verbal noun as object) To be in need of; to require (something). [from 15th c.]
WANT, verb. (intransitive) (dated) To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack.
WANT, noun. (countable) A desire, wish, longing.
WANT, noun. (countable) (often followed by of) Lack, absence.
WANT, noun. (uncountable) Poverty.
WANT, noun. Something needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt.
WANT, noun. (UK) (mining) A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
WANT, proper noun. A personification of want.
WANT AD, noun. An advertisement seeking applicants for a job.
WANT ADS, noun. Plural of want ad
WANT IN, verb. (intransitive) To want to be a part of something.
WANT LIST, noun. A list of items missing from a collection; especially a list of postage stamps that a collector is seeking to acquire
WANT LISTS, noun. Plural of want list
WANT OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To want to leave something.

Dictionary definition

WANT, noun. A state of extreme poverty.
WANT, noun. 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".
WANT, noun. Anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants".
WANT, noun. A specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire".
WANT, verb. Feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room".
WANT, verb. Have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner".
WANT, verb. Hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you".
WANT, verb. Wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!".
WANT, verb. Be without, lack; be deficient in; "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter".

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia