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Noun
Plural for a desire for something
“The contestant expressed that her primary want was for world peace.”
Noun
Plural for a lack or deficiency of something
“My stomach is growling from want of food.”
Noun
Plural for the state of being poor and in need
“It was a terrible time of want, and many people were unemployed.”
Noun
(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.”
Verb
(rare) To require as a necessity
“Your car will want some maintenance very soon if you keep driving it long distances every day.”
Verb
To have a desire for
“Do you want some honey to go with your pancakes?”
Verb
(want to) To have a need to do something
“You want to watch your calories if you would rather not put on weight.”
Verb
To wish or desire for
“I don't care what anyone says. I'll just do what I want.”
Verb
(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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