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want
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 9
2. Specifically, absence or lack of necessaries; destitution; poverty; penury; indigence; need.
6. 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 of; as, it wants ten minutes of four.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. To have occasion for, as useful, proper, or requisite; to require; to need; as, in winter we want a fire; in summer we want cooling breezes.
3. To feel need of; to wish or long for; to desire; to crave.
Examples of usage:
  • What is it you do want? - "Isaac T. Hopper", L. Maria Child.
  • That's what you want. - "The Privet Hedge", J. E. Buckrose.
  • And what more do I want? - "Stories By English Authors: London", Various.
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