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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Want  \Want\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wanted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Wanting}.] 
  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. 
 
  They  that  want  honesty,  want  anything  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  Nor  think,  though  men  were  none,  That  heaven  would 
  want  spectators,  God  want  praise.  --Milton. 
 
  The  unhappy  never  want  enemies.  --Richardson. 
 
  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. 
  ``  What  wants  my  son?''  --Addison. 
 
  I  want  to  speak  to  you  about  something  --A. 
  Trollope 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wanting  \Want"ing\,  a. 
  Absent;  lacking;  missing;  also  deficient;  destitute;  needy; 
  as  one  of  the  twelve  is  wanting;  I  shall  not  be  wanting  in 
  exertion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wanting 
  adj  1:  not  existing;  "innovation  has  been  sadly  lacking"; 
  "character  development  is  missing  from  the  book"  [syn: 
  {lacking(p)},  {missing},  {nonexistent},  {wanting(a)}] 
  2:  inadequate  in  amount  or  degree;  "a  deficient  education"; 
  "deficient  in  common  sense";  "lacking  in  stamina";  "tested 
  and  found  wanting"  [syn:  {deficient},  {lacking(p)},  {wanting(p)}] 




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