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Noun want has 4 senses
- privation, want, deprivation - a state of extreme poverty
--1 is a kind of poverty, poorness, impoverishment
- lack, deficiency, want - 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"
--2 is a kind of need, demand
--2 has particulars:
- need, want - anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"
--3 is a kind of necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary
- wish, wishing, want - a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"
--4 is a kind of desire
--4 has particulars: velleity