HyperDic: want

English > 9 senses of the word want:
VERBemotionwant, desirefeel or have a desire for
consumptionwant, need, requirehave need of
contactwanthunt or look for
cognitionwantwish / wish or demand the presence of
stativewantbe without, lack
NOUNstatewant, privation, deprivation, needinessa state of extreme / extreme poverty
statewant, lack, deficiencythe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
objectwant, needanything that is necessary but lacking
feelingwant, wish, wishinga specific feeling of desire
want > pronunciation
Soundswaa'nt; wao'nt
Rhymesbeachfront ... Vermont: 17 rhymes with aant...
aunt ... taunt: 9 rhymes with aont...
English > want: 9 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of extreme / extreme poverty.
Synonymsprivation, deprivation, neediness
Broaderpoverty, poorness, impoverishmentThe state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
Spanishpobreza, privación
Catalanprivació
Verbswantbe without, lack
English > want: 9 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
Example "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
Synonymslack, deficiency
NarrowerabsenceThe state of being absent
dearth, famine, shortageAn acute insufficiency
deficitA deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning
mineral deficiencylack of a mineral micronutrient that is essential for normal nutrition or metabolism
shortnessThe condition of being short of something
stringency, tightnessA state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage / shortage of credit
Broaderneed, demandA condition requiring relief
Spanishcarencia, carestía, deficiencia, deseo, escasez, falta
Catalancarència, carestia, escassedat, escassetat, falta, manca, mancança, pobresa
Verbswanthave need of
wantbe without, lack
English > want: 9 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningAnything that is necessary but lacking.
Example "I tried to supply his wants"
Synonymneed
Broadernecessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessaryAnything indispensable / indispensable
Spanishnecesidad
Catalannecessitat
Verbswanthave need of
wantbe without, lack
English > want: 9 senses > noun 4, feeling
MeaningA specific feeling of desire.
Synonymswish, wishing
NarrowervelleityA mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain
BroaderdesireThe feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
Spanishafán, deseo
Catalandesig
Verbswantwish / wish or demand the presence of
wantfeel or have a desire for
English > want: 9 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningFeel or have a desire for; want strongly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey want him to write the letter
Examples
  • "I want to go home now"
  • "I want my own room"
Synonymdesire
NarrowerambitionHave as one's ambition
crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lustHave a craving, appetite, or great desire for
envy, begrudgeBe envious of
fancy, go for, take toHave a fancy or particular liking or desire for
feel likeHave an inclination for something or some activity
hanker, long, yearndesire strongly or persistently
hopeBe optimistic
itch, spoilHave a strong desire or urge to do something
likeWant to have
lust after, lech afterHave a strong sexual desire for
missFeel or suffer from the lack of
seektry to get or reach / reach
wishhope for
wish, wish wellFeel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of
wish, care, likeprefer or wish to do something
Spanishdesear, querer
Catalandesitjar, voler
Nounswanta specific feeling of desire
wantera person who wants or needs something
English > want: 9 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningHave need of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey want more bread; They want him to write the letter; They want to move
Example"This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
Synonymsneed, require
Narrowercrydemand immediate action
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishnecesitar, precisar, querer, requerir
Catalanmenester, necessitar, precisar, requerir, voler
Nounswantanything that is necessary but lacking
wantthe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
wantera person who wants or needs something
English > want: 9 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaninghunt or look for; want for a particular reason.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"
  • "Uncle Sam wants you"
Broadersearch, seek, look fortry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
Similar towantwish / wish or demand the presence of
Nounswantera person who wants or needs something
English > want: 9 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningwish / wish or demand the presence of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want him to write the letter
Example"I want you here at noon!"
Broaderdemandrequest urgently and forcefully
Similar towanthunt or look for
Spanishdesear, necesitar, querer
Catalandesitjar, necessitar, voler
Nounswanta specific feeling of desire
wantera person who wants or needs something
English > want: 9 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe without, lack; be deficient in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "want courtesy"
  • "want the strength to go on living"
  • "flood victims wanting food and shelter"
Broadermiss, lackBe without
Spanishcarecer, desear, necesitar, requerir
Catalandesitjar, menester, necessitar, requerir, tenir ganes de, voler
Nounswantanything that is necessary but lacking
wanta state of extreme / extreme poverty
wantthe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
wantera person who wants or needs something

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