from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To have a strong feeling to have (something); wish (to possess or do something); desire greatly: synonym: desire.
- intransitive verb To desire (someone to do something).
- intransitive verb To request the presence or assistance of.
- intransitive verb To seek with intent to capture.
- intransitive verb To have an inclination toward; like.
- intransitive verb Informal To be obliged (to do something).
- intransitive verb To be in need of; require.
- intransitive verb To be without; lack.
- intransitive verb To be inclined or desirous; wish.
- noun The condition or quality of lacking something usual or necessary.
- noun Pressing need; destitution.
- noun Something desired.
- noun A defect of character; a fault.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Lacking; deficient.
- To be without; be destitute of; lack: as, to
wantknowledge or judgment; to want food, clothing, or money.
- To be deficient in; fall short in; be lack ing in respect of, or to the amount of.
- To do without; dispense with; spare.
- To have occasion for, as something requi site, useful, or proper; require; need.
- To feel a desire for; feel the need of; wish or long for; desire; crave.
- To desire to see, speak to, or do business with; desire the presence or assistance of; de sire or require to do something: as, you are the very man we want; call me if I am wanted; the general wanted him to capture the battery.
- To be lacking, deficient, or absent.
- To fail; give out; fall short.
- To be in need; suffer from lack of some thing.
- noun The mole or moldwarp.
- noun Lack; deficiency; scarcity; dearth, or absence of what is needed or desired: as, want of thought; want of money.
- noun A vacant part, place, or space; a vacancy.
- noun That which is lacking, but needed; the vacancy caused by the absence of some need ful, important, or desirable thing.
- noun The state of being without means; poverty; penury; indigence.
- noun A time of need.
- noun That which cannot be dispensed with; a necessity.
- noun In coal-mining, same as
- noun Synonyms Insufficiency, scantiness, dearth, default, failure.
- noun Requirement, de sideratum.
- noun Need, Indigence, etc. (see
poverty), dis tress, straits.
- noun A glove.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To be without; to be destitute of, or deficient in; not to have; to lack
- transitive verb To have occasion for, as useful, proper, or requisite; to require; to need.
- transitive verb To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
- noun The state of not having; the condition of being without anything; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired; deficiency; lack
- noun Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
- noun That which is needed or desired; a thing of which the loss is felt; what is not possessed, and is necessary for use or pleasure.
- noun (Mining), engraving A depression in coal strata, hollowed out before the subsequent deposition took place.
- intransitive verb To be absent; to be deficient or lacking; to fail; not to be sufficient; to fall or come short; to lack; -- often used impersonally with
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Oh, you mean he doesn't ***really*** want to follow God's Law, but wants to do what all fundagelicals do, and pretend that God's Law is what ever bits of the Bible they *want* to follow, while insisting Jesus, in obviously one of his "unpublished" works, overturned the bits they don't?
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I want Atlantis to *want* something, to be about something, to have something to say to me.
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And the irony for me is, now that he actually does something that makes me want to boycott his films, he goes and puts out a movie I actually * want* to see this summer.
In the world I want to see, not only would women have complete freedom to choose abortion, those who *want* to carry to term would be supported–in meaningful ways, ie financial support, affordable childcare, etc.
This individual would not want any interaction, as he did not want interaction on a one-to-one basis.
Each individual perceived some want in his neighbor, and forthwith proceeded to supply this want, _charging just as much for the thing supplied as the desire for the article or his need of it would force the person supplied to pay; without reference to the equitable price, estimated with respect to the labor bestowed in supplying the want_.
Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.
They can then consult their own wishes in the matter, they can have intercourse whenever they want and _the way they want_.
Really know what you want as a home, _want it_, and you can work out any scheme, provided you have intelligence, patience and perseverance.
hernesheir commented on the word want
Thus, wanti-tump or onti-tump, a molehill. - old provincial term from Gloucestershire.
May 2, 2011