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1. want  (noun) 
a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"

  Also known as: wish, wishing


  More Specific:
velleity - a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain


  More Generic:
    desire


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

  Also known as: need


  More Generic:
    necessity     essential     requirement     requisite     necessary


3. want  (noun) 
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"

  Also known as: lack, deficiency


  More Specific:
absence - the state of being absent
dearth / famine / shortage - an acute insufficiency
mineral deficiency - lack of a mineral micronutrient that is essential for normal nutrition or metabolism
stringency / tightness - a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit


  More Generic:
    need     demand


4. want  (noun) 
a state of extreme poverty

  Also known as: privation, deprivation


  More Generic:
    poverty     poorness     impoverishment


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



  More Generic:
    demand


  Verb Group:
    want


6. want  (verb) 
have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

  Also known as: need, require


  More Specific:
cry - demand immediate action


  More Generic:
    be


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



  More Generic:
    search     seek     look for


  Verb Group:
    want


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

  Also known as: desire


  More Specific:
crave / hunger / thirst / starve / lust - have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
fancy / go for / take to - have a fancy or particular liking or desire for
miss - feel or suffer from the lack of
hope - be optimistic
wish - hope for
wish / wish well - feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
wish / care / like - prefer or wish to do something
itch / spoil - have a strong desire or urge to do something
like - want to have
ambition - have as one''s ambition
feel like - have an inclination for something or some activity
envy / begrudge - be envious of
lust after / lech after - have a strong sexual desire for
hanker / long / yearn - desire strongly or persistently
seek - try to get or reach


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



  More Generic:
    miss     lack


 

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