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Dictionary definition for: Want

1. (n) a state of extreme poverty

2. (v) feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

5. (n) anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs" "I tried to supply his wants"

6. (v) wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!"

7. (n) a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish" "he was above all wishing and desire"

8. (v) hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI" "Uncle Sam wants you"

9. (v) be without, lack; be deficient in; "want courtesy" "want the strength to go on living" "flood victims wanting food and shelter"

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