Want
Want Want, v. i. [Icel. vanta to be wanting. See {Want} to lack.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

The disposition, the manners, and the thoughts are all before it; where any of those are wanting or imperfect, so much wants or is imperfect in the imitation of human life. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To be in a state of destitution; to be needy; to lack. [1913 Webster]

You have a gift, sir (thank your education), Will never let you want. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

For as in bodies, thus in souls, we find What wants in blood and spirits, swelled with wind. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Note: Want was formerly used impersonally with an indirect object. ``Him wanted audience.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • want — verb. 1. Want is of Norse origin and came into English in the 13c. The dominant meaning in current usage is ‘to desire or wish for’ (Tom wants a computer for Christmas / What do you want to do now?), and a range of earlier meanings equivalent to… …   Modern English usage

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  • Want — Want, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wanting}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To be without; to be destitute of, or deficient in; not to have; to lack; as, to want knowledge; to want judgment; to want learning; to want food and clothing.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Want — (277), n. [Originally an adj., from Icel. vant, neuter of vanr lacking, deficient. [root]139. See {Wane}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of not having; the condition of being without anything; absence or scarcity of what is needed or desired; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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