Definition of Want


  • a specific feeling of desire
    "he got his wish"
    "he was above all wishing and desire"
  • anything that is necessary but lacking
    "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"
    "I tried to supply his wants"
  • 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"
  • a state of extreme poverty


  • be without, lack
    be deficient in
    "want courtesy"
    "want the strength to go on living"
    "flood victims wanting food and shelter"
  • wish or demand the presence of
    "I want you here at noon!"
  • hunt or look for
    want for a particular reason
    "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"
    "Uncle Sam wants you"
  • have need of
    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
  • feel or have a desire for
    want strongly
    "I want to go home now"
    "I want my own room"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble want

15 unscramble word found using the letters want.

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