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That which a person desires or needs
“He wants his wife to fulfill his wants, to help him feel successful. He sees her as the solution to all his wants.”
Plural for a lack or deficiency of something
“My stomach is growling from want of food.”
Plural for the state of being poor and in need
“It was a terrible time of want, and many people were unemployed.”
(rare) Plural for a weakness or defect in character
“He works hard and has a soft heart, but his want is his slowness of mind.”
(rare) To require as a necessity
“Your car will want some maintenance very soon if you keep driving it long distances every day.”
To have a desire for
“Do you want some honey to go with your pancakes?”
(want to) To have a need to do something
“You want to watch your calories if you would rather not put on weight.”
To wish or desire for as a choice or preference
“I don't care what anyone says. I'll just do what I want.”
(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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