Definition Of want


a desire for something.

the expression of our wants and desires

a lack or deficiency of something.

Victorian houses which are in want of repair

have a desire to possess or do (something); wish for.

I want an apple

lack or be short of something desirable or essential.

you shall want for nothing while you are with me

Example Of want

  • do you want a chocolate?

  • do you want anything from the shop?

  • for want of a better location we ate our picnic in the cemetery

  • for want of anything better to do, I went to bed

  • freedom from want

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