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To have a desire for
“Do you want some honey to go with your pancakes?”
To require, or to be attended to
“Your car will want some maintenance very soon if you keep driving it long distances every day.”
(want to) To have a need to do something
“You want to watch your calories if you would rather not put on weight.”
To see fit
“I don't care what anyone says. I'll just do what I want.”
A lack or deficiency of something
“My stomach is growling from want of food.”
The state of being poor and in need
“It was a terrible time of want and many people were unemployed.”
A desire for something
“The contestant expressed that her primary want was for world peace.”
(rare) A defect in character
“He works hard and has a soft heart, but his want is his slowness of mind.”
(usually used in simple past form "wanted") To feel appreciation for
“We should always make our children feel loved and wanted.”
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