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want

 
Noun want has 4 senses
  1. privation, want, deprivation - a state of extreme poverty
    --1 is a kind of poverty, poorness, impoverishment
    Derived form: verb want5
  2. 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:
     absence; dearth, famine, shortage; mineral deficiency; stringency, tightness
    Derived forms: verb want5, verb want2
  3. 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
    Derived forms: verb want5, verb want2
  4. 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
    Derived forms: verb want1, verb want3
Verb want has 5 senses
  1. desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
    Derived forms: noun wanter1, noun want4
    Sample sentence:
    They want him to write the letter
  2. want, need, require - have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
    --2 is one way to be
    Derived forms: noun wanter1, noun want2, noun want3
    Sample sentences:
    They want more bread
    They want him to write the letter
    They want to move
  3. want - wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!"
    --3 is one way to
    demand
    Derived forms: noun wanter1, noun want4
    Sample sentence:
    They want him to write the letter
  4. want - hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"
    --4 is one way to
    search, seek, look for
    Derived form: noun wanter1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. want - be without, lack; be deficient in; "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"
    --5 is one way to
    miss, lack
    Derived forms: noun wanter1, noun want2, noun want1, noun want3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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