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 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
"I want to go home now"
"I want my own room"